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Ex-chamber director Neill retires to his books

The Delta city of Leland has lost the leader of its chamber of commerce, but has gained a full-time author.

Robert Neill has retired as executive director of the Leland Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held for the past seven. His resignation was effective Sept. 30.

A three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Neill said he plans on focusing on his writing. He wants to republish two of his books and write a new one, which would be his 13th.

The interview process for replacing Neill at the chamber is underway.

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