Changes at Gibson Centre elevates its president to ED,
radio GM on board
There has been a change in administration at the Gibson Cultural Centre
(GCC) in Alliston that includes its now former Board president hired as
its new Executive Director.
Jennifer Fortin, who is leaving her job as Branch Manager of Alliston Legion, moves from the
volunteer board position into a paid management role at the GCC. Ms. Fortin replaces Marsha Slack, Operations Manager, at the end of next month.
Janette Vander Zaag, takes over as President of a board that now also
includes Brian DePoe, General Manager of the MyFM radio station, which
is a tenant on the third floor of the facility.
The radio station tenancy in
the building required the Town to amend the zoning at the Gibson Centre
to accommodate the private commercial broadcaster. New Tecumseth
ratepayers picked up the approximate $10,000 cost to not only change
the zoning, a process normally paid for by the applicant, when it took
the application on as a municipal file. Peter Gordon, Hart Holmstrom,
and Ken Lawrence are also directors.
New Tecumseth has provided nearly $1.5 million in grants to the GCC
since 2000, and continues to provide the organization with $25,000 a
year in grant, and $10,000 grant for the theatre school.