Aug. 23, 2012 By Christian Murray
The executive director of Sunnyside Shines, the local business improvement district (BID), has announced his resignation.
James Bray, who joined Sunnyside Shines in February 2010, will be leaving on Sept. 14. He did not cite a specific reason for his departure or what he plans to do upon leaving.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here,” Bray said. “It’s been fun. But now is a good time to try something else.”
Bray has been in charge of organizing events such as the Taste of Sunnyside, Summer Streets, Movies in the Park, the holiday lights, and overseeing the BID street cleaners.
The BID’s role is to promote business in Sunnyside and it has an annual budget of approximately $300,000. Bray joined the BID when he was 23, shortly after graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a degree in marketing and computer science.
The BID has yet to hire a successor and will be conducting a search reasonably soon.