View Board President Chris Gaige has announced the retirement of Executive Director Jennifer Potter Hayes effective December 31, 2016.
Potter Hayes has been at View, the Adirondack arts and community center on Route 28 in Old Forge, since 2010.
According to an announcement sent to the press, Potter Hayes was responsible for ensuring the completion in 2011 of the new 11 million-dollar “green” View facility, including orchestrating financing through the United States Department of Agriculture and Kinderhook Bank. Under Potter Hayes’ leadership the arts center was rebranded as “View.” View has raised more than $5 million in gifts to support building and operations during her tenure, the organization said.
Gaige said the Board has organized an executive search committee, comprised of Linda Cohen, Tom Down, Chris Gaige, Fritz Messere, Kerry Rogers, Kathy Ruscitto, and Dave Vogel, and the search for an executive director replacement is underway.