The Executive Director of Hancock County Economic Development (HCED), Terry Pope, has announced that he will retire in June of this year. “I’ve immensely enjoyed working with the great people in our communities towards improving the quality of life in Hancock County,” remarked Pope. “I look forward to continuing to see it prosper in the years to come.” Pope will continue to farm full-time, as usual, but he hopes the retirement will provide a little more time to spend with friends and family.
“Terry has been instrumental in helping us accomplish our mission, and we can’t thank him enough,” said HCED President Matthew Kraus. “Terry is leaving some pretty big shoes to fill, and unfortunately, all of our attempts to clone him have been unsuccessful thus far,” Kraus said with a smile. “However, he’s ready to pass on the torch, and we’re extremely lucky to have had such a person on our team.” HCED is currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position. For further information regarding the position, please send your questions or resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Hancock County Economic Development is a non-profit organization with the goal of enhancing the economic vitality of Hancock County, Illinois. It is funded by memberships of individuals, businesses and local governments who aim to improve the quality of life in the area that they love.