We are not sure why the Imperial County Arts Council board chose to remove Nan Rebik as interim director of the council. As far as we could tell, and we worked with her regularly, Rebik did a good job of expanding the arts in the Imperial Valley and getting the word out about programs. She seemed to be a fighter who focused a lot of time on making sure the arts thrived in the Imperial Valley.
We have heard from members of the Arts Council who said we do not have all the facts and there were reasons behind the decision to replace Rebik. Maybe. So we are not going to criticize the board for its decision. We just know we enjoyed working with Rebik and on the limited levels we dealt with her and could evaluate her performance, she did a fine job.
Still, the board made a decision and it has set the Arts Council down a new path in which it will seek new leadership. It is going to have its work cut out for it now to find a person who cares for the arts and young people as much as Rebik does.