Mabel Tainter Dismisses Director, Seeks New Leader
The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is in search of a new executive director after dismissing Steve Renfree effective Dec. 29. The historic theater’s board of directors didn’t indicate a specific reason for the dismissal in a press release announcing the decision. However, in a Facebook post the board thanked Renfree for his three years of service but cited “confidential personnel matters” in the decision. While seeking a new executive director, the board will oversee the arts center’s daily operations, the press release stated. In the new year, the board “is working to build stronger community partnerships, set the 2018-2019 season, launch a new website, start new arts programming, all while working on bringing in new patrons to the Mabel,” the press release stated.