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Purchase Area Development District Executive Director Retiring

Matt Markgraf

Purchase Area Development District Executive Director Jennifer Beck Walker is retiring. Walker announced this week that her last day will be December 1st.

Walker said in a letter announcing her retirement, "It has been my absolute pleasure and honor to work at the PADD over the last 3 decades and to serve as its executive director for the last 11 years.”

Walker joined the PADD in 1987 as a summer intern. Prior to becoming executive director, she worked in programs including summer youth employment, community development and human services.

The PADD’s Personnel and Finance Committee will conduct a search to choose the next executive director. 

Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.