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Market, museum lose key personnel

Two key positions in Hillsboro — one at the Washington County Museum and the other at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market — have been vacated in the last two weeks.

Krissy Rowan, director of communications for the museum, worked her last day Tuesday, according to an email she sent to the Hillsboro Tribune that afternoon.

“Thank you for all the ink you have given to the museum in the past year,” Rowan wrote. “We have had great attendance since we opened on Nov. 17, 2012, here in Hillsboro.”

Marcia Hale, director of guest operations and public programs, will fill in for Rowan while museum officials sort out their next move.

“We’re taking a step back and evaluating things,” said Hale, who added Rowan had worked for the museum for a little over a year. “More than likely, we’ll eventually fill the position.”

Signage for the museum went up on the building at 120 E. Main St. Tuesday, representing the completion of a project Rowan started, Hale added.

Hale did not say why Rowan left the museum’s employ — only that “she has some exciting plans for herself.” Rowan could not be reached for comment before press time.

In a second departure, Erin Greene, events coordinator for the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market, left her job July 24.

An email that day from Laura Conroy, market manager, said Greene “is no longer with the company” and that inquiries should be directed to Conroy in the interim.

On Wednesday, Conroy said she could not comment about why Greene left.

“Per our employment policy, I can’t comment on that,” she said.

Conroy also declined to respond when asked whether someone new would be hired to fill the events coordinator position.

In recent months, Greene wrote a series of articles about the market for the Hillsboro Tribune. She could not be reached for comment before press time Tuesday.



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