WEST (CBS 11 NEWS) – The executive director of the The Long Term Recovery Center in the city of West is resigning.

Karen Bernsen is stepping down when a successor is appointed or by Jan. 30. While city officials aren’t talking about her resignation, she is no stranger to controversy.

The recovery center came under scrutiny for its slow pace of distributing funds to residents in West.

The West Fertilizer Plant exploded on April 17, killing 15 people and causing about $100 million in damages.

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