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Boys & Girls Club of Janesville executive director terminated

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ROCHELLE B. BIRKELO
December 14, 2011
— Leaders of the Boys & Girls Club of Janesville are in the process of hiring a new executive director.

The board hired Curt Kligora in October. His first day on the job was Oct. 24, and his last day was Nov. 29, board President Sara Gehrig said.


“It was the decision of the board to terminate (him),” she said.


Why the 43-year-old Milton man is no longer with the youth organization Gehrig wouldn’t say.


“That’s a confidential employment matter I’m not at liberty to discuss,” she said.


Kligora said he and the Boys & Girls Club board didn’t agree on everything.


“There were several things that just didn’t work out for all of us,” Kligora said. “They came in and said it wasn’t going to work, and I agreed. We just parted ways on very positive, good terms.


“Just because we had to part ways doesn’t mean anything was wrong,” Kligora said. “It just wasn’t the perfect match between myself and the Boys & Girls Club.”


Kligora was hired to replace Heather Walz, who resigned in July to join another Boys & Girls Club in Green Bay.


About 35 candidates applied for the position. The field was cut to eight, then three finalists before Kligora was hired.


Board members hope to have an announcement later this week about a new executive director, Gehrig said.


“We have an exceptional candidate we are very close to being able to bring on board,” she said.


This is a person “who only came to our attention a short time ago that may be available,’’ Gehrig said.


Not every relationship works out. But the Boys & Girls Club is healthy, she stressed.


“I think the possibilities we’re looking at are very exciting for the individual as well as the club,” Gehrig said.


No interim executive director has been appointed in the absence of an executive director.


“Board members make sure any business is handled promptly,” she said.


Meanwhile, Gehrig said: “We’re looking forward to stable times in the near future.’’



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