Jennifer Dunkerson resigns as executive director of Revelstoke Railway Museum

Jennifer Dunkerson has resigned as the executive director of the Revelstoke Railway Museum after three years in the position.

Jennifer Dunkerson resigned as executive director of the Revelstoke Railway Museum

Jennifer Dunkerson has resigned as the executive director of the Revelstoke Railway Museum after three years in the position.

The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society announced her resignation in a press release Friday morning.

“Jennifer has been a huge asset to the society and the community during her tenure here in Revelstoke and she will be missed,” wrote Dean Handley, the society’s president.

She is leaving to take up the position of General Manager of the Fort Steele Heritage Town near Cranbrook, B.C., starting Oct. 1.

Dunkerson started at the railway museum in the summer of 2009. No information on her replacement has been provided.

The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society’s news release follows:

The Board of Trustees of the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society regrets to announce that it has accepted the resignation of its Executive Director, Jennifer Dunkerson, by the end of September. Jennifer has been a huge asset to the Society and the community during her tenure here in Revelstoke and she will be missed.

Jennifer has accepted the position of General Manager of Fort Steele Heritage Town, near Cranbrook, and will begin her duties there on October 1, 2012.

Three years ago this summer, Jennifer arrived on the scene and took on a position that has developed and challenged her professionally and much that she has learned and appreciated about the Revelstoke Railway Museum she will carry forward with her to her new position. The railway heritage connection will remain as Fort Steele has an operational steam train and a small collection of equipment and is looking to develop that aspect of its operations along with other parts of the site.

Jennifer would like everyone associated with the museum as well as all the colleagues and supporters she has worked with in the community to know how much she has enjoyed her time here and that Revelstoke will always be a memorable part of her and her family’s life.

All current projects and activities associated with the Railway Museum will continue as planned under the capable and dedicated support staff. Details on a replacement for the position of Executive Director are not available at this time.

For more information please contact Dean Handley, 250.804.3289, the museum at 250-837-6060 or railway@telus.net.

Dean Handley

President

Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society

 

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