FPC executive director leaves

Corey Allen is no longer the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier.

FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park.

“Corey has left the Coalition,” said Carpentier in an email. “We are currently in the process of transitioning toward an interim director as well as future staffing.  In the meantime, the board of directors is taking a step up to move the interests of the community and Franklin Park forward and plan our wonderful annual events like the Bike and Kite Festival on May 20 in the park.”

Allen had been the executive director for about a year. He replaced Anita Morson-Matra, who took over on an interim basis for longtime director Christine Poff when she left in 2015.

When the Gazette asked why Allen left, Carpentier replied that he and FPC “amicably parted ways, but we’d rather not give any specific comment on employment matters as a general rule of thumb.”

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