Dude Worley, the longtime CEO and president of the Columbus Downtown Progress Corporation, announced Monday he will be stepping down May perhaps 31 — hours right before Columbus Town Council appointed 5 new users Mayor Andrew Ginther recommended for the agency’s 13-member board of administrators. 

The shift by Worley apparently acknowledged a change in the direction Ginther would like for the progress corporation, the private, nonprofit team that has led community-non-public Downtown redevelopment projects, together with the Scioto Mile and the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons.

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Ginther recruited the 5 new customers simply because he wants to “realign” the progress team as the city’s Downtown recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, claimed Robin Davis, Ginther’s spokeswoman. The mayor not only wishes to attract work and aid enterprise prosper, she explained, but also to focus on producing far more inexpensive, combined-money housing.