Elokin CaPece has been named to finish out the term of former Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC) board president Heidi Williams. CaPece, who was previously serving as vice-president of programs, will serve in the role of president until the term expires next July.
Williams' resignation was announced last Friday. In a letter sent out through MGLCC's email newsletter, Williams said that after having served four months in office, she was unable to continue fulfilling her duties due to time constraints.
Said Williams' letter: "My resignation should be viewed solely as a consequence of my own time constraints. I apologize to the board for my failure to fulfill the last eight months of my term. However, life happens, and when you do not take care of yourself, you are unable to be an effective leader. I feel that being an ineffective leader for MGLCC would be more detrimental to the organization than my resignation. MGLCC was doing great prior to my becoming president and they will continue to be an amazing community center."