Max Austin-Williams

Well, maybe not Mad Max but definitely sad Max.

Max Austin-Williams, executive director of Downtown Oak Park, a special service area for downtown businesses, announced this week “with excitement and sadness” that he will be headed down under for his husband’s new job in Sydney, Australia.

“I’ve spent almost five years forging relationships with many of you, whom I consider colleagues and friends,” Austin-Williams said in an email to DTOP members. “This is a uniquely exceptional downtown comprised of some of the most dynamic business and property owners I’ve had the pleasure to work for.

Austin-Williams said he would remain in the Oak Park position through mid-August.

— Timothy Inklebarger

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