Chamber director resigns
The executive director of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Potato Museum has submitted her resignation.
"I want to spend more time with my daughters at the age that they are now," said Leah Rigby, who has been in her position for the past 14 months. She noted that her daughter Madison is 14 and is involved in several activities. Brittnie, a student at BYU-Idaho, will turn 21 later this year.
In addition, she has two granddaughters and a grandson, ages 3, 1 1/2 and 1 1/2.
"I want to have more time to be of service to my family and my community," Rigby said. She said her resignation is effective June 15.
"I have enjoyed my relationships with the members of both boards," she said. "They all have the best interests of the community at heart."
Both Chamber president Shirley Brumfield and Museum president Jonathan Harris expressed appreciation for Rigby's work.
"We appreciate everything Leah has done," Brumfield said. "She's done a good job. We hate to lose her."
Harris echoed Brumfield. "We were really happy with what she did for us and wish her the best."
Brumfield and Harris noted that they will advertise for the position immediately.
"We will be actively looking," Brumfield said. "We would like somebody who has a strong sales and marketing background."
"We've already called one person who was high on our list last time and encouraged them to apply," Harris said.
Rigby has agreed to help the new person make the transition once the hiring process is complete.
In the interim, "we'll be fine. The Chamber is strong. We have a great board. We also have Jesica Smith and Norma Jones who will continue to do a great job with the day-to-day operations, Brumfield said.