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Spirit Mountain executive director and general manager resign

Updated: August 10, 2020 06:53 PM

Spirit Mountain's executive director and general manager have resigned.

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Brandy Ream, the executive director, and Jody Ream, her husband and the general manager, will leave their positions at the end of August. 

The Spirit Mountain Board of Directors chose Ann Glumac to serve as the interim executive director. She has served as an interim executive director for seven other nonprofits. 

"We have a lot to be proud of as an organization, and we are excited about the opportunities to come from the next few months," Board Chair Aaron Stolp said in a statement. 

The recreation area has faced significant financial challenges recently, including asking for and receiving $235,000 from the City last winter. 

Spirit typically hosts mountain biking events and other activities in the summer, but it's staying closed for the summer 2020 season. 

The City of Duluth recently put together a Spirit Mountain Task Force to help lay out a sustainable plan for the hill's future. They will meet for the first time later this month and give a report to the Duluth City Council in February 2021.

"The City of Duluth acknolwedges the Reams service to Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority and welcomes Ann Glumac to her new role," a statement from the city read. "In the months to come, the City of Duluth will continue to work with Ann and the Spirit Mountain board of directors to ensure that they have the resources that they need."

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