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Edmonds Chamber Director to Resign

Ailsa Kellam, director of development and communications for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is resigning from the chamber staff to pursue other business interests.

Ailsa Kellam, director of development and communications for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is resigning from the chamber staff.
Ailsa Kellam, director of development and communications for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, is resigning from the chamber staff.

Ailsa Kellam, director of development and communications for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce since March 2012, is resigning from the chamber staff to pursue other business interests, according to a Chamber news release.

Kellam said in the news release she intends to remain in the area and is “excited and supportive” of the city and its business community. She will continue to consult with the Chamber on communications and marketing leading up to the annual Taste of Edmonds festival, Aug. 9-11.

Ron Clyborne, Chamber president, said the business group is examining its longterm staffing needs and structure and will complete that study before naming a successor.

“I want to thank Ailsa for her service and for her commitment,” Clyborne said. “All of us at the Chamber wish her well and look forward to her continued participation in the Edmonds business community.”

Ailsa was named to her position after the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce board of directors decided to eliminate its top position in March 2012. At the time, Clyborne said that decision was made due to the harsh realities of a 15 percent decrease in Chamber membership.

Prior to joining the Edmonds Chamber, Kellam had more than 20 years of experience, including having served as membership development manager for the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

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