Downtown Inc Names New Leader

Silas Chamberlin, new Downtown Inc CEO

The Downtown Inc Board of Directors announces today that they have selected Silas Chamberlin as CEO of Downtown Inc, effective October 17, 2016.

Originally from York and a 2002 Northeastern High School graduate, Chamberlin most recently served as executive director of the Schuylkill River National Heritage Area in Pottstown, PA. He also served as the regional advisor for the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources in Lehighton, PA. He holds a PhD in American Environmental History from Lehigh University and has recently published a book, “On the Trail: A History of American Hiking.”

“As our organization strives to continually advance our Downtown and champion the interests of businesses and residents, we are focused on being a leading voice and collaborator for York’s greater prosperity. In doing so, we aim to be a national model for community success. As we look to our plans for the future, we selected Silas as our leader based on his proven track record in attracting funding sources, collaborating with community stakeholders, leading teams and conveying a vision. We are excited to have him lead Downtown Inc into the next chapter of the organization’s mission to drive, enhance and encourage investment in Downtown,” says Downtown Inc Board Chair, Krista Darr.

“Our downtown plays a vital part in our region’s success. In getting to know Silas through this hiring process, I am eager for the opportunity to collaborate with him and his team on how Downtown Inc and the York County Economic Alliance can drive new market opportunities for the business community through enhanced and strategic partnerships. We are all looking forward to working together,” says Kevin Schreiber, incoming CEO of the York County Economic Alliance.


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