MainStreet director returns to job after vote of confidence
by BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
Jan 17, 2014 | 1427 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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MainStreet Cleveland Executive Director Sharon Marr has returned to her duties with that organization.

At its quarterly meeting held Wednesday, MainStreet Cleveland’s board of directors issued a “vote of confidence” for Marr, according to Joe Burton, board president.

She had been placed on paid administrative leave following the controversy surrounding events involving her and former Cleveland Chief of Police Wes Snyder.

The leave was ended following an audit of the organization’s finances taken in the wake of the controversy.

“Our findings [in the audit] were consistent with an organization that has strong financial controls and documentation of all expenses,” Burton told the Cleveland Daily Banner today.

Effective Jan. 5, Snyder retired after 33 years of service with the Cleveland Police Department, the last 10 of which were as chief of police. His successor is Capt. David Bishop who was named to the post by Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel. Bishop was sworn into office by Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland earlier this week.

Snyder had sought to rescind his notice of retirement two days prior to its effective date; however, Casteel rejected the request.

Both Snyder and Marr made public apologies during a session of the Cleveland City Council in early December. Their comments received the applause of a large crowd that had assembled for the Council session.