Riley County commissioners have approved the appointment of Allana Parker to serve as interim director for the Historical Museum.
Parker succeeds Cheryl Collins, who passed away last month, and will serve as interim director until a new director is officially named. Board of Trustees member Phil Anderson says all nine members were in favor of this appointment.
“We’ve also encouraged her to apply for the permanent position. Cheryl’s death was tragic for the county and for the city. We’re fortunate that Cheryl was grooming Allana for that position,” he said.
Anderson says Collins was planning on retiring in the next couple of years with the intention of Parker taking over.
Commissioners also approved an interim director for the county IT/GIS department, upon the retirement of Kevin Howser.