By Tia Lynn Ivey
Kim Brown, executive director of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) for the last six years, has announced her resignation.
Brown submitted a letter of resignation to the MMCC Board on Aug. 10, writing that her last day as director would commence on Aug. 31.
“July 14, 2020 marked my six-year anniversary with the Center. In this time I and my responsibilities have grown. It is time for something new!” wrote Brown. “While here, I have worked with an accomplished exiting director, three board chairs and many board and committee members. There has never been a dull or unchallenging day and many, many remarkable ones.”
Brown praised the center for its work and vision for the community.
“It has been an amazing opportunity to work with an institution of such stature and renowned reputation,” wrote Brown. “There are too many highlights to list them all here but being part of the Capital Campaign for ‘This Place Matters’ to restore and green this beautiful 1895 school building and the subsequent ‘Back to our Roots’ Campaign for the landscaping of our lawn into its present park like setting are hard to ignore. My position as Executive Director here made possible my recognition as one of the nation’s top 16 arts leaders to spend four days with Bob Lynch and his staff at the Americans for the Arts Leadership Summit at Sundance Institute and was an art’s administrators dream.
“I was chosen to serve on the Atlanta Regional Commission (ALMA), Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta with 49 other arts leaders for the Atlanta region. Morgan County was the most distant county represented.”
Brown said she would cherish this chapter of her life as she moves on to the next.
“My position with the Cultural Center has not simply been a job, it has been my life since I walked in the door for the very first time.
“This organization and community has given me the opportunity to be of service in ways I’d never considered,” said Brown, who served on the Conventions & Visitor’s Bureau Board of Director’s Vice President for two terms, served as a Public Arts Commission member, and appeared as a Southeastern Creative Placemaking Conference panelist. She also served as a grant reviewer for the Georgia Council for the Arts for three years. “Above it all, the brightest experiences are the relationships with some of the best people on the planet right here in Madison, Morgan County Georgia. How can I begin to thank you for that? I leave with only good things to say. It has always been my intention to have contributed significant positive contributions to the Center and Madison,” wrote Brown.