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A public forum will take place to help panel find LexArts CEO replacement

The Board of Directors of LexArts is taking steps to find a new leader for their organization.
President & CEO Jim Clark announced his retirement would go into effect June 30 and the board wants to include citizens of Lexington in the conversation.
The board’s search committee is comprised of LexArts board members, representatives of the mayor’s office and the partner agencies, as well as an individual artist/educator. The members are J. David Smith Jr. (chair), Virginia Underwood, John Long, Georgia Henkle, Stephanie Hong, Lori Houlihan, Allison Kaiser (Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra), Larry Snipes (Lexington Children’s Theatre) and Lexington poet Bianca Spriggs.
The committee has retained the services of Management Consultants for the Arts to conduct the search. David Mallette and Louise Kane of MCA visited Lexington on April 21 and 22 to conduct an initial round of interviews with the search committee, board members, staff and directors of our partner agencies.
An integral part of the search process is determining what role the new leader will play. As such, the search committee and MCA have determined that a public discussion is in order.
Moderated by Bianca Spriggs, panelists will include J. David Smith Jr., chair of LexArts’ grants committee and chair of the search committee, John Long, chairman of the board, and Allison Kaiser, executive director of the Lexington Philharmonic.
The public meeting will be held at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 23. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
From LexArts

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