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Salem Names Next Urban Development Director

Monday, January 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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The City of Salem has hired Kristin Retherford to serve as the City's next Urban Development Director. She comes to the position with a broad and specialized background that includes business retention and recruitment, urban renewal, real estate development and capital project management. Since 2004, she has served as a project manager, urban renewal manager and economic development manager for the City of Wilsonville. In addition to her role in economic development and urban renewal, she was responsible for Wilsonville's capital improvement program and managing several important capital improvement projects. She serves as the president of the Oregon Economic Development Association, president of the Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies and member of Team Oregon's Advanced Manufacturing Steering Committee. Some of the top priorities that Ms. Retherford is charged with include working with the community and Council to determine the next investments for the Riverfront Downtown, North Gateway and West Salem urban renewal areas. Also, she will lend her leadership to ongoing efforts to retain and grow existing businesses as well as attract businesses to Mill Creek and the Salem Renewable Energy Technology Center. “Salem is poised on the brink of multiple opportunities, ready to move from vision to reality,” says Kristin Retherford, incoming Urban Development Director. “This is an incredibly exciting time to join the City staff and work in the community. I look forward to guiding and facilitating these transitions.” Prior to Wilsonville, Ms. Retherford worked as a right of way project manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and as a site acquisition manager for a private firm in Portland. She received an MBA in Sustainable Development from Marylhurst University in December 2014 and holds a bachelor of arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.

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