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RRHA president, CEO to step down after less than one year

Damon E. Duncan will step down after a 60 to 90 day transition.
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Posted at 6:28 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:34:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The president and CEO of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is stepping down from his posiiton less than one year after asssuming it, the RRHA announced Friday.

Damon E. Duncan will step down after a 60 to 90 day transition. He has committed to working with the organization through the global COVID-19 pandemic, the RRHA said.

The decision was made in an effort to spend more time with his family in Georgia and pursue several new opportunities.

“This [decision] was not made lightly,” said Duncan. “However, I’ve worked to create a culture at RRHA where ‘family comes first,’ and in this instance I need to be true to my own message – I need to put my own family first.”

Duncan is currently working with the Board on a leadership plan to ensure a smooth transition of duties and determine the best candidate to serve as interim immediately following his departure.