The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, operator of live racing at Truro Raceway, is looking to replace its now-former general manager, Steve Pottie.
According to a report by the Truro Daily News, Pottie has resigned his position in order to take a new position in Halifax with Exhibition Park.
As the article explains, Pottie had been hand-picked by Nova Scotia Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell after the provincial government took over control of the NSPE. He had been in his GM role since August of 2014. Pottie will leave his post at the end of the month.
Pottie stated that he believes he and the recent NSPE boards were able to get some positive work done, stating, "I think I leave the place in good hands," and "We've got a good board. The interim board did great at what they were asked to do and now the new board [is] here and I'm sure they'll carry on that same strong leadership."
The report has cited Pottie as saying that all the events at this past summer’s annual exhibition turned a profit and that the organization's books are now in order. "I guess in retrospect, despite leaving early, I'm pleased with the ground that we've covered here," he said.
"I'm leaving with a strong board in place, I'm leaving with a strong staff in place and I'm leaving with a strong volunteer contingent and I think that collectively we've all made a difference over the last year and a half," he was quoted as saying. "And I think our direction is clear now, that there is truly a new day here and that 2016 will be our best year ever."
(With files from the Truro Daily News)