Barbara Faulk

Barbara Faulk

MONROE — Barbara Faulk is retiring as executive director of the Union County Community Arts Council, effective June 30. The board of directors made the announcement on Tuesday (Jan 12).

Faulk has been with the organization since 1987 and became executive director in 1993.

Under Faulk’s leadership, the Union County Community Arts Council has “provided arts-in-education opportunities for students through sponsoring live productions, awarding grants to arts educators, facilitating Union County’s largest art show for 30 years, and supporting the artistic needs of individual schools,” according to a press release.

Through partnerships with foundations, county businesses and individuals, the Union County Community Arts Council presents numerous programs twith specific focus on meeting the culturally diverse needs of the community. The Council serves more than 100,000 residents annually, according to the release.

“When Barbara announced her retirement, it was a sad moment for all board members,” said Ron Hinson, president of the board of directors for the Union County Community Arts Council, in the statement. “Barbara will leave some tough shoes to fill and like her late father Aaron Plyler, the great state senator, she loves Union County and we all love Barbara for her service and commitment to the Council for the past 35 years. May God continue to bless Barbara and her family during her retirement years.”

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