Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — The woman credited with expanding the Utah Pride Center to one of the state's leading advocates for the LGBT community has resigned.
Valerie Larabee, who led the organization for nine years, submitted her resignation effective Wednesday, the Utah Pride Center announced.
Members of the Pride Center board are developing a "transition plan," including a search for an interim executive director and working with the center's management team regarding daily operations, financial management and program administration, according to a news release.
Larabee is credited with growing the organization into a nationally recognized voice supporting LGBT rights and turning the Utah Pride Festival into a profitable annual fundraiser drawing more than 30,000 people, according to the release.
In a prepared statement, Larabee expressed gratitude for the years she has spent with the center.
"Our accomplishments over the years have been anchored by an incredible array of donors, volunteers and staff," Larabee said. "Change is a vital part of life for both organizations and individuals. I will hold Utah Pride in my heart forever."
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