Carver Community Center interim director resigns

By WEEK Reporter

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The interim director of the Carver Community Center has resigned.

Ken Hinton has called it quits along with five others in his core team working voluntarily to help re-open the center.

Hinton would only say Tuesday, via telephone, that he was "unable to continue on at this point".

The Carver Center, which had experience financial problems for years, was forced to close it's doors in 2011. Hinton, the former Superintendent of District 150, was involved in efforts to secure federal funds to bring a farmer's market and healthy living programs to Carver.

First District Councilwoman Denise Moore says the building is an asset to her district and hopes she can help the Carver Center board resolve the issue with Hinton and his team.

"I am concerned now with them stepping out of the process, where we go from here as far as the programming is concerned. The building is going to be beautiful, but it's just a building unless there are programs and people inside taking advantage of the facility," said Moore.

The Carver Center is slated to re-open at the end of July. However, Moore does say she is concerned now about a delay.

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