Potsdam, NY, Oct 24, 2012 — After more than ten years at its helm, the executive director of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council says she's stepping down, as soon as a replacement is found. Hilary Oak made the announcement earlier this season, and will stay on until her replacement is properly trained.
Oak joined the Arts Council in 2001 as board president and was named executive director in 2005. She, board members and volunteers have revived the group over the last decade. Under her leadership, the Arts Council has grown to include a gallery and gift shop in Potsdam and dozens of art education classes on the second floor of downtown Snell Hall.
Hilary Oak says it's time for someone with new energy, skills and creative ideas to lead the organization. She spoke with Todd Moe about the joys and challenges of helping to rebuild and strengthen the arts community in the North Country. Go to full article