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September 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Outrage over transfer of longtime Ballard Boys & Girls Club director

The director of the Boys & Girls Club in Ballard is being transferred to Federal Way and some people in Ballard are not happy, according to our news partner My Ballard blog

Executive director Mark Hendricks has been in Ballard for 25 years, according to the blog.

Folks opposed to the move now have a Facebook page and have scheduled a community rally today at 5:30 p.m. at the Ballard Baptist Church across 20th Avenue Northwest from the Ballard Boys & Girls Club.

Calvin Lyons, the head of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, told My Ballard that the move is to put management strengths where they are needed.

From the My Ballard blog:

“There’s so much more he wants to do here,” board member Diane Larson said. “He doesn’t want to go.” She said (last) Friday’s meeting (with Lyons and the Ballard board) was the “fight of our lives to save him,” but Lyons told us the transfer is moving ahead, effective on Monday with a 30-day transition period.

Comments on the blog post range from grief to outrage.

Comments | More in General news | Topics: Ballard, Boys & Girls Club, Federal Way

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