Robyn Blumner, director of Utah's American Civil Liberties Union since 1987, has resigned from her post to take an ACLU job in Florida.

Blumner, 27, a New York native, was a labor negotiator for the New York City Transit Authority before taking the Utah ACLU job.Her chief deputy, Michele Parish-Pixler, will be acting executive director until a permanent successor is named.

Some of the issues Blumner has fought for during her tenure in Utah are: developing an AIDS education program in the state's schools, improving the medical treatment for Utah State Prison inmates and, most recently, ensuring the right of a divorced woman to use her maiden name.