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Terry Sweeney has resigned as the executive director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District to take a new job in Kentucky. 

Sweeney said he’s accepted a new position as president and CEO of the Downtown Lexington Partnership. His last day will be Nov. 3, and Sweeney said he will help the Downtown Management District with transition plans, he said. 

He said the group will likely begin the search for his replacement next week.

“You can really see a change in vibrancy and the market begin to take hold in downtown,” Sweeney said while reflecting on some of the group’s work, such as the start of the Bike Corpus Christi bike share program, during his tenure. 

Sweeney began as executive director of the Downtown Management District in January 2014. Before that he was the vice president of real estate development for Indianapolis Downtown, according to an announcement from the Downtown Management District when he was hired. 

A news release from the Downtown Lexington Partnership said it’s a consolidation of the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, and Sweeney is the group’s first president. 

“Terry Sweeney will be an outstanding first president of our new organization,” Steve Grossman, chair of the Downtown Lexington Partnership board, said in a statement Tuesday. “He has a proven track record of energizing downtown development in two different cities. His experience in strategic planning, economic development, and marketing…