Grass Valley Downtown Association Executive Director Howard Levine has tendered his resignation effective March 31st 2012. Levine says it’s time for new blood to take over the Downtown Association and he will continue to be of help to the city and the downtown businesses in other ways. Levine, who is 65 and has been Executive Director of the Downtown Association for the past 13 years, chose the end of March to resign so as to remain in his position through the Main Street Conference that is coming to Grass Valley next year. Levine says his children and wife Peggy helped reach the decision to make changes. Levine says he is looking forward to working on some new projects.
“I want to create a Nevada County Art Museum before I turn into dust and helping her with her projects at the Northstar, maybe we can do that. That’s something we’ve been considering. We also have a bed and breakfast, we have other responsibilities in the community and we will still be doing that and I will still be involved with the downtown association as a property owner in the downtown district.”
Peggy has been instrumental in the North Star Conservancy and Levine says the Art Museum could be located on the second Floor of the Julia Morgan North Star House which his wife has been instrumental in preserving.