Greenport Business Improvement District has new president

11/18/2011 9:09 PM |

The Greenport Business Improvement District has its first new leader in 17 years.

At a Friday night meeting, Peter Clarke of Clarke’s Garden succeeded Mike Acebo, who has led the BID since its inception in 1994.

For years, Mr. Acebo has been hoping to step down as BID president, but he said no one else wanted the job. But the BID has a renewed energy and it seemed like a good time for new leadership, Mr. Acebo said.

Mr. Clarke was instrumental  in working with consultant Harold House to create a new BID website at www.greenportvillage.com.

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