Columbia names interim director of Office of Cultural Affairs

Monday, March 14, 2011 | 12:19 p.m. CDT; updated 8:39 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 14, 2011

COLUMBIA — Connie Kacprowicz was named part-time interim manager of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs by Interim City Manager Paula Hertwig Hopkins on Monday morning.

Effective March 14, Kacprowicz will split her time between fulfilling her current duties as the utility services specialist of Columbia Water and Light and filling the vacancy left by former manager Marie Nau Hunter at the Office of Cultural Affairs, according to a city news release.

Until 2007, Kacprowicz managed the City Channel of Columbia, which won a Telly Award in 2001, according to the release. Kacprowicz has also served on the board of the Columbia Art League and volunteered at the True/False Film Festival, Art in the Park and the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival, according to the release.

Hunter announced her resignation in November, according to a previous Missourian article, and it became effective on March 4, according to the release. 

The city is still accepting and reviewing applications for a full-time replacement, though the deadline was March 8, said Kathy Baker of the city's Human Resources Department.  

Kacprowicz will receive a nominal increase in pay for the interim position. She began working for the city of Columbia in 1996.

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