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Economic Development Director

City of Perry

Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

End Date: Jun. 29, 2018

Overview.  The Chason Group, Inc. has been selected to conduct an executive search for a professional to serve as Economic Development Director for the City of Perry, Georgia.  Tim Chason and Randy Cardoza are working with the city’s leadership to coordinate the search.

Economic Development Director’s Role. As a city department head, the director serves as the liaison between the mayor and council, other department heads and the business community in the City of Perry.  The director is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of all economic development activities for the city.  Key focus areas include small business development, entrepreneurism, redevelopment, downtown development, industrial development in conjunction with the Houston County Development Authority and community engagement.  The director is also the staff for the Downtown Development Authority. There are four direct reports to the director.

Qualifications Required.  Candidates for the position must have a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in economic development, public administration, planning, business public relations, communications, marketing or a combination of these.  Experience and/or knowledgeable in the practices and operations of local government planning, public administration, community engagement, strategic planning and facilitation will be key factors for consideration by the selection team.  Residency in the City of Perry service area is required with city residence preferred.

How To Apply.  For more information regarding the executive search process for the Economic Development Director position with the City of Perry, Georgia, please contact Tim Chason at 404/735-0540 or Randy Cardoza at 404/661-9438.  A cover letter and resume may be submitted to tchason@thechasongroup.com.  The deadline for the materials is Friday, June 29, 2018.  Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a detailed application.  The anticipated start date for the position is August, 2018.