It was announced at Thursday's meeting of the Convention Center Authority that Shelly Weikert, who has provided administrative support to the organization for nearly five years, is resigning.
Weikert indicated that, while multiple reasons are involved, she is relocating to Las Vegas because she enjoys the area and "I have a hospitality degree and it's the hotel capital of the world."
She relates that she first came to the Convention Center Authority in July of 2003 as a temporary assistant. In August of 2003, she was hired directly as an Executive Administrative Assistant, and transitioned to the role of an Executive Assistant in 2004.
Weikert will be retained over the next month on a contract basis to help the Authority deal with the departure.
As for the "fact-finding" mission Art Morris and R.B. Campbell were to undertake this week regarding the issue of naming rights, they relate that the meeting has been postponed indefinitely.
Said Campbell, "With all the developments that we have with personnel, it wasn't critical we have the meeting right now."
He went on to explain that Morris, as Acting Executive Director, "has a lot on his plate right now" and that, with the departure of Weikert, the Authority is finding itself increasingly strained.