"I stepped down. I gave them my resignation letter in November," said Shelley Leishear, the chair and one of the founding members of the Rising Sun Arts Council, which later was named the Rising Sun Arts Alliance.
The group, which hosted numerous successful events since it was founded in October 2014, was led by Leishear in cooperation with anchor members Nikki Spieth and Haley Miller and Crystal Felty. The appointed terms of Spieth and Miller ended in December. Felty whose term expires in 2018, was active with other organizations and resigned her post, explained Leishear. "She was busy with other obligations and was not able to take it over," said Leishear.