NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The head of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency announced Monday he will step down after more than two decades.
Executive director Phil Ryan did not give a specific reason why he is resigning. The board of commissioners of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency will be asked Tuesday to approve the agreement that includes his resignation.
"I am fortunate to have worked with the dedicated and proud MDHA team for more than two decades," said Ryan. "Our focus has been on serving the more than 28,000 residents we house, on sustainable downtown and on neighborhood redevelopment. I've given my all to the job, seven days a week, and after much thought, I feel now is a good time for me to pursue other career opportunities."
Ryan has been at the center of controversy for years, most recently for the Music City Center.
He served nearly 11 of his 21 years with MDHA as the executive director.