Additionally, sources close to the situation who requested anonymity say that at least two additional chamber directors tendered their resignations at a purportedly heated Wednesday night meeting of the New Hope Chamber’s board, although it is not clear whether those resignations were formerly accepted or withdrawn. And a fourth director may be resigning for personal reasons, say sources. Gering reportedly did not attend the Wednesday meeting.
Last week, the Free Press reported that cash awards to Arts and Crafts Committee members at a December, 2013 New Hope Chamber of Commerce holiday party were at the center of an ongoing controversy.
Aside from serving twice as New Hope Chamber of Commerce president, Gering has been co-chair of the chamber’s Arts and Crafts Committee, and currently serves as a member of New Hope’s Borough Council.