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Downtown Development Authority announces second group of finalists for director position

The Downtown Development Authority Board is pleased to announce the selection of three finalists for the position of Downtown Development Director.

The Board was unable to make a selection following its first recruitment for this position in May of this year. After re-evaluating the focus of the position, the job was re-advertised in July. From a field of 39 applicants, the top three candidates are:

Jon Maraschin is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Western Colorado Business Development Corporation, also known as the Business Incubator Center, where he has been since 2011. He has concurrently worked as the Executive Director of the Riverview Technology Corporation where he is responsible for managing a 45 acre campus and approximately 130,000 square feet of mixed use property. Prior to that, Jon worked in various capacities in banking for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Accounting from the University of Utah.

John Schneiger from Sarasota, Fla. has over 17 years of city management experience, thirteen of which were spent in Montrose and Fruita, and over 3 years of economic development experience. He holds an MBA from Colorado State University with undergraduate work in Urban and Regional Planning.

Matthew Selby is from Upton, Mass. where for the past ten years he has served as the Director of Community Development and Health for the Town of Ashland. He holds a Master’s degree in Resource Management & Administration from Antioch University.

The finalists will spend Aug. 31 getting to know the community and the opportunities and challenges facing the DDA and will participate in a variety of interviews and presentations on Sept. 1. The DDA hopes to make a selection decision within the next two weeks.

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