Langley Chamber of Commerce leaders step down; vice president to lead board

  • Fri Mar 17th, 2017 4:08pm
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The Langley Chamber of Commerce’s has a new new leader.

Nancy Rowan, a realtor at Windermere Real Estate who was previously vice president, has been named president. She replaces Robin Black, who stepped down this week for personal reasons. Rowan was president of the chamber in 2015 and has also served as its executive director in the past.

Michaleen McGarry, the chamber’s executive director of the chamber, is also stepping down. She’s held the role for two years and has agreed to stay on temporarily while a search is conducted for her replacement.

“It will not be an easy task to fill her shoes but we are fortunate to live in a community of very talented people committed to Langley and telling our story to the world,” Rowan said in a press release.

Black, a business owner and Mayor Tim Callison’s wife, served as president of the board for a little over of a year “with her own dynamic brand of management and enthusiasm,” the press release said. Black has also offered to continue helping the chamber in the future.

The press release concluded by saying the chamber has made “major” strides as an organization of the past couple of years, including a user-friendly website, a full schedule of existing and new events throughout the year, increased membership and well attended informative membership meetings.

“Our goal is to keep all these parts moving smoothly in this period of transition and beyond,” Rowan said.