Hendrickson to assume new position at IOHT

Some significant changes in community leadership were announced last week that warrant comment.

Carol Fulsher will step down as administrator of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail at the end of the year. Fulsher is credited with playing a significant role in development of the trail.

Taking Fulsher’s place will be Bob Hendrickson, the current executive director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce.

Hendrickson is widely regarded as the energy and focus behind the GINCC.

“I have been involved with trail advocacy for over 25 years and feel that it’s the right direction for me at this point in my career,” Hendrickson said in a Mining Journal story on the matter. “It was a competitive interview process and I feel honored that I was selected from the candidate pool.

“Carol Fulsher has done an amazing job bringing the Iron Ore Heritage Trail to life with interpretation, accessibility and longevity. I am very happy to take over where she is leaving off as a steward for this community asset.”

Hendrickson will still have community interaction in his new role and said he is looking forward to working with the communities that the trail serves.

Fulsher and Hendrickson will begin working together the first week of July. He said Fulsher will stay on during the transition for the remainder of the year as a mentor.

The work Fulsher did in trail development and maintenance was second to none. It’s fair to say without her, the IOHT would not be the community asset that it is.

Likewise, Hendrickson worked hard to make GINCC the west end representative it became.

We wish both of them good luck.


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