After four years of managing the downtown Silver Spring business community, Jennifer Nettles bids farewell.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon from Nettles' email, she announced that she will leave the "Peterson Companies to pursue an opportunity with another firm."
Nettles' resignation was effective as of Wednesday, May 11.
Nettles has become a large part of the fabric of downtown Silver Spring, said the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce President Jane Redicker.
"Jennifer was a tremendous asset for Silver Spring and will be sorely missed. We wish her nothing but the best," Redicker said.
While at the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, Nettles served as a board member and on the executive committee.
She also served a county position as the chair of the Urban District Advisory Committee, which includes small business owners and others nominated by the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce.
The executive director of the Silver Spring Civic Center Reemberto Rodriguez said he will help find a new person for the postion.
"[We] will go through the process to make sure that it is appropriate," Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said he received the news with a heavy heart and added that "to say that she is a fabulous person is an understatement."