Ekberg out as full-time CAPC director
By Scott Loftis
Lacey Ekberg’s tenure as the full-time executive director of the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission is over, although she will be paid as an off-site contractor for the next three months.
At a special called meeting Monday, the seven CAPC commissioners voted unanimously to approve a “contractual agreement” to pay Ekberg $7,500 a month for a minimum of three months to work off-site, with a review after 90 days, according to a written statement distributed after Monday’s meeting.
Ekberg’s benefit package as a Eureka Springs city employee will be waived.
The agreement stipulates that the CAPC will provide Ekberg with a “professional reference for job performance.”
According to the written statement, Ekberg’s position will be “(t)ransitioning into a lay-off status with approval of potential unemployment benefits if applied.”