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ACLU of Utah Executive Director to Retire in 2016

KarenLoveRallyBWcropThis article was first published in the Liberty Reporter: 2016 Spring Newsletter >>

Earlier this year Karen McCreary announced that she will retire in the summer of 2016. Since becoming the organization’s head in 2006, Karen has more than doubled the staff, overseen impressive fundraising growth, extended the ACLU of Utah’s presence statewide, built a vigorous legal program, and greatly expanded the ACLU of Utah’s influential participation at the Utah Legislature.

Under Karen’s leadership, the ACLU of Utah championed a successful legal challenge to Utah’s Arizona-style anti-immigration law HB497, helped pass Utah’s LGBT non-discrimination act and successfully challenged governmental impediments to full marriage equality. The ACLU also played a critical role in Utah’s sweeping criminal justice reform efforts and built grassroots community coalitions to advocate for racial justice throughout the state 

A search committee of current and previous Board members is accepting applications to fill the position. The next Executive Director will take over a healthy and dynamic organization that will continue to protect civil liberties and equality for all people living and visiting Utah.

More information about the position and application process can be found on our website at www.acluutah.org