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Fayetteville Chamber President Resigns

Posted July 29, 2002 5:04 a.m. EDT

— The president of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce resigned Monday after he allegedly tried to pick up an undercover officer posing as a prostitute.

On Thursday, police said Billy Davidson offered an undercover female officer on Bell Street $20 to have sex. Police said he was one of 20 people who were cited for the misdemeanor. Davidson served as president of the Chamber for two years. Davidson was also instrumental in the city's All-America City designation.

Members of the Fayetteville chamber acknowledged the work that Davidson did for the city.

"He stated clearly that he has enjoyed throughly his work with the chamber and the city of Fayetteville," Chairwoman Loleta Foster said.

"I only wish the best for Billy and Diane and they both need to know that we are forever indebted to them and we love them," said former Chamber chairman Gary Cooper said.

Davidson could not be reached for comment. Officials with the Fayetteville Chamber said they do not have any immediate plans to name a replacement.