Friday, January 15, 2010

City of Palm Coast Chose Team Approach for Economic Development

The Economic Development Coordinator role at the City of Palm Coast had not been filled for 7 months (since the departure of Ira Corliss in June 2009). But City finally announced who is filling this position next...

On January 13, 2010, the City of Palm Coast announced that City Manager Jim Landon chose a "Team Approach" for the the vacated Economic Development Coordinator position...

Accordingly, City of Palm Coast's City Manager Jim Landon pulled together a group of City employees to form a new Economic Development Team. This team will address a range of local projects including business retention, expansion and attraction; and work closely with local government and non-government partners (such as Enterprise Flagler, Flagler County, Daytona State College and the Flagler Chamber of Commerce), to expand the local economy in the City of Palm Coast and Flagler County.

The Palm Coast Economic Development Team will be led by Senior Planner Beau Falgout whose experience is in strategic planning, communications, general analysis and government contacts. Other team members will include Chris Quinn, the City's Chief Accountant, CPA, CGFO, who is recognized for his financial competency and skills to evaluate and structure financial incentive packages; Lisa Gardner, Community Relations, who brings a private sector marketing/media component to the table; Sara Lockhart, AICP, with private sector experience and contacts within the land development industry; James Majcen, The City's IT Applications Manager, CCIO, with private and public sector experience utilizing technology as a tool for data analysis, advertising and marketing and business development.

Office Divvy supports the "Team Approach" City of Palm Coast has chosen at this time, and wishes wish the new Palm Coast Economic Development Team much success.

More info on the City's annoucement can be found here.

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