Tammy Bradford will once again be the manager of Creston’s museum.
Following her sudden dismissal, a tumultuous response led to the majority of the museum board being voted out.
Once a new board was put in place, the Creston and District Board of Directors confirmed that Bradford is back in office as of Nov. 7.
“Tammy Bradford, a dedicated and valued member of our team, had previously faced an unjust dismissal,” said the new board in a release.
“Recognizing that this action was not in the best interest of our organization, and, in light of further investigation, we have taken the necessary steps to rectify this situation and welcome Tammy back to her role.”
New museum board president, Jason Meidl, says, in a perfect world, the old board would offer their apologies.
“I think there’s a responsibility of the board of directors to offer that apology to Tammy for everything that she’s gone through,” explained Meidl.
He says the new board will take that step.
“The Board of Directors extends a sincere apology to Tammy for any distress or hardship she may have experienced as a result of her prior dismissal,” said the release.
“It is important to us that our employees are treated with the respect and fairness they deserve, and we deeply regret any deviation from this principle.”
MEIdl adds that it was amazing to see such a large amount of support for Bradford from the community.
“I think it speaks exactly volumes and just her ability and how valued she is in our community. I think it also speaks really greatly towards our community as a whole, and just seeing how I’m very proud of our community and seeing how they’ve stepped up at this time. ”
There will be a welcome back celebration held at the museum from 1 to 5 pm on Friday.
“We are confident that Tammy’s reinstatement will not only allow her to continue her professional journey with us but also serve as a testament to our commitment to fairness and integrity within our organization. We look forward to her return and are excited to work collaboratively with her once more.”