Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority announces new executive director
The Downtown Development Authority is pleased to announce the selection of John Schneiger as the new DDA executive director. Schneiger was selected from a diverse group of applicants based on his senior-level experience in economic development, Western Colorado history and demonstrated success in re-development projects. Schneiger has a Master of Science in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin as well as a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
He has previously served as City Manager of Fruita, and City Manager of Montrose, Colo. In his most recent experience, Schneiger served as the City Manager of New Port Richey, Fla. where he led the strategic planning and economic development initiatives including the downtown community redevelopment agency which oversaw commercial and residential development projects. Schneiger is excited to be returning to Grand Junction where his son and granddaughter reside.
Schneiger will begin work with the DDA the week of Oct. 5 where he will be diving into projects such as the White Hall redevelopment, the DDA’s purchase of R-5 High School and economic development of the greater downtown area.
For more information, contact Jason Farrington, DDA chair at the DDA office 970-245-9697.
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