The Utah Pride Center has accepted the resignation of Megan Risbon as Director of Events and Community Engagement; Risbon’s last day of employment will be January 24.
Risbon has worked at the Utah Pride Center since September 2011 and has been in her current position since March 2013, previously having been the Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for the organization. As part of her job duties, Risbon has been the Utah Pride Festival Director having helped plan the Festival in some capacity since 2005. In 2010, the Utah Pride Festival honored Risbon with the “Megan Risbon Utah Pride Festival Volunteer Award” which annually honors a Festival volunteer for their outstanding commitment, leadership, and service to Utah’s LGBTQ community through dedicated service for the Utah Pride Festival. Risbon will continue to plan and manage 2014 Utah Pride Festival with the help of the Festival Steering Committee.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as an employee of the Utah Pride Center these past few years,” said Megan Risbon. “The Center and the LGBTQ community mean so much to me and are an integral part of my life. A new opportunity has presented itself that will help develop my professional skills even more. I am excited for my new endeavors as well as helping the Center with the 2014 Pride Festival.”
“We are deeply saddened with the loss of Megan to our team,” stated Steven Ha, Interim Director for the Utah Pride Center. “She has been a remarkable asset not only to the Utah Pride Center but also to the entire LGBTQ community here in Utah. We look forward to having Megan help plan the Pride Festival and wish her success in all her future endeavors.”