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Athens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, Lisa Denton is stepping down from her post.

Denton joined the AEDC in January 2015, replacing Brian Malone. Before coming to Athens, Denton served as Assistant Director of the Kilgore Economic Development Corporation.

During Denton’s time in Athens, the AEDC won multiple awards in the field of Economic Development.

Athens City Manager Elizabeth Borstad said, “The City Council wish Lisa luck on her new endeavors.”

 Borstad said the search for Denton’s replacement will be a combined effort by the AEDC and City Council and will begin within the next few weeks.