Chairman Masingill Grateful for His Time of Service

July 27, 2017

To our DRA friends and supporters:

This afternoon I was notified that my holdover position as Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority has come to an end, effective immediately. I am writing so that you are the first to hear of this news directly from me. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve all of you, and to work on behalf of the Delta region. I have been very blessed to have served in this role, and to serve President Barack Obama and as a holdover under President Donald Trump.

All of you know our people are our greatest asset, and the residents of the Delta stand with the best our nation has to offer. It has been a privilege to work alongside you and witness firsthand the many contributions you make to our region.

Together we have built a foundation for continued growth and success. I am extremely proud of our many accomplishments, and am confident they would not have been achieved without your support and encouragement.

DRA has a dedicated and skilled team that will continue working on the Delta’s behalf, and I am deeply grateful for their service. With my departure, the Agency will provide more information about our current project funding cycle, your application and any impact to timelines for approval.

My role as Chairman comes to a close, but the work continues, and a robust Delta is our shared future.  I will always be a champion for the Delta, its culture, history and our people. Our human capital stands with the best our nation has to offer.

I want to thank my family for all their support and willingness to stand by my side on this wonderful journey. I leave with gratitude for the kindness, warmth, and generosity of our governors, their designees and alternates, the many federal partners, congressional leaders, local elected officials, community and business leaders, and of course the Delta’s people.

This is not a goodbye, it’s a thank you for wonderful memories, great friendships and a pride in what we’ve built in the Delta, and what is yet to come.

In service,

Chris Masingill