This year’s Swiss Days event marked the end of the two-year tenure of Berne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheree Barkley, who stepped down at the conclusion of the festival to pursue other interests.
Chamber President Mark Settlemyre said he hopes to schedule a meeting of the chamber's executive board to fill the position sometime next week. Settlemyre said the board had received resumes "from some good candidates" to take over the director's duties.
The chamber president said he was sorry to see Barkley leave.
"Sheree did an excellent job for us, and I'm sad to see her go. She was a good face for the city of Berne, but she had the opportunity to work out of her home and spend more time with her young daughter, and I respect that."