Development Director – Harrison Township
Harrison Township seeks a Development Director that will perform a variety of supervisory, administrative, and professional work in development and is responsible for community and economic development functions. In addition, the position is responsible for the administration and supervision of planning, zoning and code enforcement functions and department staff. The Development Director reports directly to the Township Administrator and oversees a staff of approximately 5 employees. In overseeing the Department and driving economic development for the township, the Director is required to practically apply his or her knowledge of the economic development system to improve current practices, develop new and innovative programs, and address complex issues facing the Township’s residents and businesses. The Development Director should also be able to perform duties and carry out the responsibilities of the Development Department with little supervision.
Harrison Township is an inner-ring suburb of Dayton, Ohio. This creates unique challenges for neighborhood stabilization, community development and economic development. The township is also recovering from a devastating tornado that caused destruction throughout the community in May of 2019. The Development Director is the lead staff person working with other affected communities and our local partners to administer programs and facilitate redevelopment of affected neighborhoods and commercial corridors.
In order to discharge the duties of Development Director, an individual must be able to perform or have the ability to do the following activities; Graduation for an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, land use planning, urban planning or related field. Three (3) years of experience, including management, in planning, zoning or community development or related field; or Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Make decisions regarding enforcement of various Township regulations and take appropriate action per departmental policy. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form. For the detailed job description please visit www.harrisontownship.org. Salary will be determined by experience and qualifications. Submit a cover letter and resume to Township Administrator, Kristofer McClintick at Kmcclintick@harrisontownship.org. Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020
Vibrant. Historic. Uniquely Centerville.
That is the vision for Uptown, the area including the Architectural Preservation District at the intersection of Franklin and Main Streets.read more
Hope appears to be on the horizon as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be distributed across the United States. The same cannot be said for the ongoing opioid epidemic that has ravaged Ohio, and the rest of the nation, for the better part of a decade. In fact, 2020 brought about some of the darkest days we’ve ever seen in the history of the opioid epidemic.read more
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a degree of uncertainty for Ohioans, and Lawrence County residents were no exception. The concerns caused by the pandemic, and its repercussions, brought about economic sluggishness throughout the world, with healthcare, government and business leaders vigorously working to find a solution. On the local level, the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) took the challenge head-on by finding new ways to adapt and continue work from beyond the office.read more