Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - After 24 years as the Executive Director of YWCA Brandon, Karen Peto is set to retire today.
Peto has helped orchestrate numerous projects, including the Westman Women's Shelter, the addition of emergency housing units at Meredith Place Transitional Home, a new couples counselling program, and the annual Power of Being a Girl Conference.
Chair of the YWCA Board Shannon Moncur says it's a tough pill to swallow.
"We were extremely reluctant to accept her request to retire," she said with a laugh. "To have such a long-time relationship with someone who has done such a great job... it's difficult to let them go."
Moncur went on to say that the search for Peto's replacement has begun, and the organization wants to ensure they get it right.
"It's been such a long time since we've needed to hire someone in this capacity, so we are kind of in unchartered waters," Moncur added. "We're wanting to make sure we're doing it right and wanting to make sure the person we find is the right fit."
For more information on YWCA Brandon visit the YWCA's website here.