Defiance County in Ohio (population 38,000) is seeking a professional for Economic Development Director to drive economic growth within the county. Under the general supervision of the Board of Directors of the Community Improvement Corporation, this position performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, technical, and professional work in the preparation and implementation of economic development plans, programs, and services. The ultimate goal of the Director’s activities is to expand the economic base within the community by pursuing growth opportunities with existing companies and attracting new investment from outside the community.
Under general direction from the Executive Director of Development, is responsible for directing the comprehensive Community Economic Development Department (CED) including the following programs; CBDG, grant funded projects, revolving loan funds and fair housing ensuring regulatory compliance regarding the department. Manages administrative tasks in the areas of economic development, fair housing and community development activities; Performs related duties as required.
Join a discussion, hosted by the Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC), to learn about the recently passed HB168, which establishes the bona fide purchaser defense (BFPD) into Ohio law. The establishment of the BFPD into Ohio law better aligns Ohio law with federal standards, and aims to encourage the redevelopment of lightly contaminated brownfield sites.
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Mobility Manager – Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission – Brooke & Hancock County, WV / Jefferson County, OH
The project purpose is to establish a Mobility Management Program for the BHJ Region. Mobility Management moves beyond traditional fixed route public transportation services as an innovative approach for managing and delivering a network of diverse transportation services, public and private, to satisfy consumer needs. The primary objective is to improve access to mobility for all citizens through an increased awareness of the BHJ Region’s transportation needs, coordination of transportation options to meet those needs, and integrate those options by integrating into local public policy through planning and partnerships.