Another member of Nolanville’s Economic Development Corporation Board has resigned.

John Blankenship, developer of the Bella Charca subdivision, turned in his letter of resignation to the city March 25.

“My schedule has prevented my from being an active participant, but I am encouraged by the leadership spirit and energy of the members to make Nolanville a better community,” Blankenship said in his letter to the city.

Colleen Smith, president of the EDC, confirmed that Blankenship had not attended many of the corporation’s meetings.

Blankenship follows Sidney Shelton, former vice president of the EDC, who resigned in December. Shelton was replaced by current vice president Kara Escadjeda in early February.

The position has been posted on the city’s website for several weeks now, but City Manager Stephen Pearl said that there have been no applicants yet.

“It does put a stall in the EDC process because we do need a dedicated board to get everything set up and move forward with economic development,” Pearl said.

However, Pearl said that the EDC board’s state paperwork has still not completely been processed yet, which stalls the officiation of the organization. This was mainly due, he said, to a couple of small changes that the city needed to make.

John Blankenship could not be reached for comment.

Contact Courtney Griffin at or 254-501-7559

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