But not all board members agreed with Harrell's dismissal.
"I think the CID will be for the worse for Brett's departure," said outgoing board chairman Gary Custar. "I think he would have been able to do good work if it weren't for the obvious friction."
The board also rehired David Stedman in the renamed position of economic development coordinator. Harrell had fired Stedman in December, a move that angered four board members and triggered the recall effort.
"I feel a sense of vindication and recaptured honor," Stedman said. "We lost a lot of momentum over the past six months. I want to regain that momentum."
To replace Harrell, the board hired Jim Brooks as interim executive director. Brooks, the former interim city manager of Snellville, will serve until a new executive director is named, which is expected to happen by December. Both Brooks and Stedman will report to the board.
Forrest Adair, elected board chairman Friday, said it will be business as usual for the CID.
"I know we will see the same result as we go forward," Adair said. "We all have the Evermore CID in our sights."