Aaron Flach, Vice Chair of RCS CBA, has taken over leadership of the association effective immediately. George McHugh, chairman, resigned on Monday, April 8 in a letter to Flach citing his plans to run for Town of Coeymans Supervisor in November.
"As a founding member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RCS Community Business Association, it is imperative the Business Association maintain a nonpartisan reputation within our local governments, the business community and citizens of Ravena, Coeymans and Selkirk, " said George in his letter of resignation. See the letter here.
George announced his plans to seek office to the RCS CBA Board of Directors in mid-February. At that time the Board determined it was a conflict of interest for George and his running mate, Zach Collins, programming co-chair, to continue to serve on the Board. Read RCS CBA's statement about the matter here.
"We anticipated George's resignation following the primary in June, but George and I felt it was in the best interest of RCS CBA to make the transition now," said Aaron. "We want our elected leaders and community to know we'll work with anyone who desires economic vitality in RCS."
Aaron is president of Flach Development, a real estate development company with an office in Coxsackie. Flach Development owns and manages Faith Plaza in Ravena among many other commercial properties in the area. Aaron is also owner of Universal Car Wash and Laundromat in Ravena.
Direct questions about the transition to Aaron at 518-378-0164 or email RCSBizAssoc@gmail.com.