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NewTown Macon's CEO Mike Ford announced his resignation.

He plans to step down from his position in day-to-day operations, but plans to continue volunteering in the community, according to a news release.

His last day is March 31 unless a replacement is named before that, the news release stated.

Ford is responsible for the overall vision of NewTown Macon and downtown Macon, according to NewTown's website. He works with potential investors and has overseen major revitalization projects downtown and 11 miles of Ocmulgee Heritage Trail.