Executive Director of QC Botanical Center to retire in May

Has led organization since 2010
Porter will be leaving her post at QC Botanical Center this May.
Porter will be leaving her post at QC Botanical Center this May.(QC Botanical Center/KWQC)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:42 PM CST
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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois (KWQC) - Ami Porter, longtime leader of the Quad City Botanical Center, will be moving on.

In a press release from the QC Botanical Center Board of Directors, they announced that in May of this year Porter will be retiring from her position at the organization. Porter has been with the center since 1998, and has served as its Executive Director since 2010.

Reflecting on her time, Porter said in a statement, “It has been such an honor to serve the Botanical Center and this community. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished, and I will be leaving the Botanical Center in a great position to propel forward, despite the difficulties we endured in 2020 due to the pandemic. I am humbled to have so many volunteers help us year after year, including board members,” stated Porter. “I’m looking forward to my next adventure with my family in northern Wisconsin, but will continue to be connected to the Quad Cities through friends and family.”

Under Porter’s leadership, the botanical center opened the Children’s Garden in 2014, and helped bring Phase 2 construction to the garden, set to open again this spring.

The Quad City Botanical Center will search for a replacement for the hole left by Porter’s upcoming absence.

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