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Downtown Silver Spring Property Manager Jennifer Nettles Resigns

Nettles has become a large part of the fabric of downtown Silver Spring.

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."

jag May 13, 2011 at 03:37 AM
Big shoes to fill. Really hope Peterson Co. can do it!
KatieSilverSpring May 13, 2011 at 01:22 PM
Businesses have complained about the rising rents. I hope the new person has some influence on this. Downtown Silver Spring is a wonderful place, my neighborhood. Sad we lost Motophoto, then a locally owned small pharmacy, we lost ceviche and a number of other businesses.
Jonathan Bernstein May 13, 2011 at 05:13 PM
I cannot overstate how much Jen has contributed to our community. She will be sorely missed but I wish her the best for what's to come.
Mike Jones May 13, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I couldn't stand her handling of the Whole Foods parking. Good riddance.
Julie May 15, 2011 at 04:27 PM
She was amazing. She attended all community meetings, was involved in nonprofits, did a ton of events in Downtown Silver Spring and as a merchant in the development was the best property manager I have ever worked with. She will be missed.
Woody Brosnan May 19, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Jennifer has been a model for a how a business leader can both manage a business and be a community leader. She will be missed. Woody Brosnan
ilkunta May 19, 2011 at 09:41 PM
In the picture which 1 is Jennifer N? Not cool that she left abruptly. What happened to giving 2 weeks notice? Who will train her replacement? How did the new firm research her experience/references ( ie call peterson about her) and not alert peterson that she was looking for other work.

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