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Search underway for MoNA interim director

March 17, 2018 GMT

LA CONNER — The Board of Trustees at the Museum of Northwest Art are interviewing candidates for interim executive director.

Two candidates have been interviewed as of Wednesday.

The search comes after current Executive Director Christopher Shainin announced early this month that he will resign effective March 31.

Shainin is stepping down after more than a month of discussions regarding financial strain at the museum and controversy over leadership.

Gary Molyneaux, president of the board, says the museum is trying to resolve the issues that have been raised by the community, including fundraising concerns.

Molyneaux says MoNA is working to secure funds by reaching out to donors and others in the community.