STURGEON BAY, WI – The Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Steve Jenkins, Executive Director, during the organization’s monthly board meeting today. Jenkins announced that his resignation will be effective on June 3rd, 2022.


The DCEDC board of directors and staff are greatly appreciative of the work that Jenkins has contributed to the advancement of Door County during his time as Executive Director of the Organization. During his tenure Jenkins also served as a board member for the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, Destination Sturgeon Bay, Destination Door County and participated in numerous committees and task forces throughout Door County.


Jenkin states; “I appreciate having the opportunity to serve DCEDC and Door County. During my tenure, the DCEDC Team accomplished much and I’m very proud of the success that we were able to achieve under difficult and challenging circumstances. This included the DCEDC Broadband Infrastructure Engineering Assessment that establishes the roadmap for providing fiber to the premises (FTTP) throughout Door County; applicant for the WHEDA Rural Workforce Housing Pilot which will lead to two major innovative approaches to providing affordable housing; and the creation of the Beacon for Business (B4B) program supporting all businesses of all sizes throughout the County.”


Ann Renard, DCEDC Board Chair adds; “Steve’s time with DCEDC has been extremely impactful. Beginning his journey at the onset of COVID in Door County, Steve has made significant contributions to our community and strengthened DCEDC’s mission.  The board would like to thank Steve for his passion for economic development and contributions.  Steve and his team are a talented group of economic development professionals driven by the mission and vision of DCEDC.  We appreciate Steve assisting in the transition and look forward to seeing the projects Steve began through to completion.”


The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation in Door County.

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