Utah Pride Center executive director resigns after 11 weeks

Posted at 7:34 PM, Oct 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 08:55:28-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Pride Center is without an executive director as of Monday night.

Utah Pride Center Board Chairman Kent Frogley confirmed Marian Edmonds-Allen resigned after only 11 weeks as executive director.

When Edmonds-Allen was chosen, Frogley said, the board made it clear she was to focus on program development and other issues involving the annual Utah Pride Festival. After spending 11 weeks putting a together a detailed plan, Frogley said, Alan informed the board it was something she was not interested in carrying forward.

In her short tenure, officials from the Pride Center say Edmonds-Allen advanced the mission of the Utah Pride Center with her efforts in reaching out to community members, conducting a needs assessment and identifying in greater detail the areas of focus and work that lay ahead.

“At the same time she came to a decision that the work ahead was not something she wanted to take on,” the statement said. “The Utah Pride Center will continue operations and serving Utah’s LGBTQ community.”

In a post on Facebook Tuesday morning, Edmonds-Allen explained her decision to leave: