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Gainesville-Hall 96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager
Morgan House
Morgan House

Gainesville Hall ’96, the group contracted by Gainesville to organize events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, is looking for a new person to manage the venue.

The search is on as Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager Morgan House has announced he is leaving the job he held for three years to pursue another career opportunity in the area, a press release states.

“While we celebrate Morgan’s successes and the lasting legacy he has created here during his paddling and professional career, we are saddened by his departure,” Gainesville Hall ’96 chairwoman Mimi Collins said.

The organization “has begun a succession plan for the park’s leadership and will execute a search for Morgan’s replacement over the next few weeks.”

House, who couldn’t be reached for comment Sunday, has agreed to remain in his position until a suitable replacement is named and on board, the press release states.

He served as the first park manager.

During his tenure, more than $1.1 million in renovations have been done at the park, and several major events have been held, including the 2016 Pan American Championships.

Before the park position, House was an Olympic-level kayaker who had served as a high-performance canoe/kayak coach for the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.

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