Penny Wollan-Kriel will retire at the end of next month as Executive Director of the Springfield Area Arts Council. But she won't give up her connection to the arts community.
'I am definitely staying back. I do not want to be someone looking over the shoulder of the new Executive Director," she said. "I will continue my involvement in the arts and with children."
She is a Springfield native who grew up dancing. Her connection to the arts goes back to her childhood. Wollan-Kriel has spent a combined 17 years with the arts council.