Monday, October 7, 2013

Giguere Abruptly Resigns From Historic Mitchell Street BID Board 4

Ron Giguere

The Historic Mitchell Street BID Board 4 will meet Tuesday to discuss Giguere's resignation. 

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 7, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Nancy J. Bush, the executive director of the Historic Mitchell Street BID Board 4 confirmed that the BID president Ron Giguere had resigned on October 2. Giguere who had been president of the BID abruptly resigned after allegations of questionable irregularities under his leadership as president surfaced, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned.
The irregularities has even drawn concern from members of the City Common Council including Alderman José Pérez who remains silent for the moment. The Historic Mitchell Street BID Board 4 has not issued a statement either about Giguere's departure from the BID attributing to a growing concern that has spread throughout the business section that the BID represents. 
Multiple Historic Mitchell Street business owners are now asking why did Giguere resigned and why hasn't the BID notified the merchants along Mitchell Street of his resignation?
Bush told HNNUSA that she will be releasing more information concerning Giguere's resignation in an upcoming e-mail. She wouldn't go into details on Monday and most likely her information will be limited.
Some merchants on Mitchell had brought up questions about the vendors allowed to participate in last Summer's Sun Fair and the lack of Latino entertainment as previously presented in the last two years.
HNNUSA continues to review the issues being raised by some merchants under Giguere's presidency. On Monday, Giguere could not be reached for comment. 

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