NAVARRE — Judy Morehead, president/CEO of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, announced her resignation to the chamber’s board of directors June 22.

“This decision made was made with considerable personal reflection,” Morehead said. “My mother has dementia and I plan to take this time to be with her, as much as possible, during this stage of her life and help relieve some of the stress being felt by other family members.” 

In addition to her mother’s condition, Morehead’s father-in-law’s health has deteriorated to a point where he is unable to care for himself, requiring her immediate attention.

Morehead took on the position of president/CEO of the chamber in October 2015.

“To say we are going to miss her is an understatement,” board chairman Mike Sandler said. “Judy has been truly focused on our members and businesses. She has worked tirelessly to focus on their needs. We know how important her family is to her and she has our full support and understanding.”

The search for a new president/CEO will begin next week.