Bristol Hub director resigning

BRISTOL — The Bristol Hub Teen Center & Skatepark will say good-bye to its director Saturday.
Brian LaClair has resigned from the Hub, effective Jan. 26, in order to take a job as Parks & Recreation Director for the town of Fairfax.
“It’s definitely a bittersweet move for me,” LaClair said. “The Hub has been my home for the last few years and has set me on a wonderful career path.”
LaClair took over as the Hub’s director in June 2018, after serving for two years as its programs manager.
“Brian has been instrumental at the Hub since he became director, making connections with local co-ops for the Hub lunch program and putting on events like the open mic nights and group games like Magic,” said Meridith McFarland, director of the Bristol Recreation Department. “Brian’s direction and passion will be missed, but we are fortunate that he worked with and trained (Recreation Assistant) Alex Mihavics and (AmeriCorps member) Taylor Goodwin to keep the energy and vibe going strong.”
The Hub, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in August, provides both traditional and alternative afterschool activities for teenagers, as well as a safe, adult-supervised environment to socialize, study, access the internet, listen to music and explore technology and the arts.
McFarland will meet this week with Bristol town administrator Valerie Capels to finalize a job description, she said, and then the Recreation Department will begin looking for a new Hub director.
In the meantime, Mihavics and Goodwin have things in hand, McFarland said.
“We feel comfortable taking our time to find a great replacement for Brian.”
Reach Christopher Ross at christopherr@addisonindependent.com.

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