Rachel Smith Hurt is serving her last week as executive director of the Columbus Arts Council, but plans to remain in the area.
Hurt, who has served as executive director since August of 2008, is leaving to manage a doctor”s practice in Starkville and Columbus. She and her husband still will live in Columbus.
“Serving as executive director of the Arts Council has been a wonderful experience for me,” Hurt said. “I was able to be involved in two of the most important aspects of my life, the arts and our community. Columbus and surrounding areas have a very wide range of talented people, not only in artists and performers, but in our tireless volunteers, dedicated supporters and loyal board members that contribute to the success of our many programs.”
A committee was formed to evaluate the needs of arts council and deciding on staffing, Hurt said, noting interested applicants can submit applications for the director”s position to the Rosenzweig Arts Center, the Arts Council base located on Main Street in downtown Columbus.
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