Just one month after being re-elected as chair of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission, Tim Freeman resigned from his position this afternoon.
“It was a difficult decision to have to make,” Freeman told the commission during today’s regular monthly meeting, “but I’ve accepted a position with a company in Little Rock and unfortunately, they will not allow me to continue living in Fayetteville.”
Freeman’s new employer, Intercontinental Hotels Group, required that he agree to move to central Arkansas as part of the conditions of the job. “I care very much about Fayetteville and I asked if I could stay here but they said ‘no,'” said Freeman.
During his time serving on the commission, Freeman was employed by Krushiker Hospitality Group, Inc., a local hospitality management and hotel development company. Freeman was the only commissioner representing a hotel or motel company and urged the members to give deep consideration to anyone from that industry who applies for the vacant position created today. “I think that we need to have representation from the hotels because they do pay a chunk of the (HMR) taxes,” said Freeman. “And they do know a thing or two about visitors.”
Mayor Lioneld Jordan will serve as temporary chair until the position is filled.
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