WANTED: Downtown Development Director (Colorado)

Grand Junction, the western gateway to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is located 250 miles west of Denver and 270 miles east of Salt Lake City. A city of 60,000, Grand Junction is the regional center for Colorado’s Western Slope and Eastern Utah and serves as the county seat for Mesa County.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1977 for the purpose of preventing blight and deterioration of property and property values within its district. The primary responsibility of the DDA is to support and facilitate economic development efforts to enhance the downtown community through capital investment. Tax Increment Financing (TIF), approved in 1981, is the primary source of DDA funding.

On June 9, 2016, the Grand Junction (Colorado) Downtown Development Authority will begin recruiting a new executive director today, hoping to fill by the end of the summer a position that has been open since John Schneiger was abruptly fired last fall.

The DDA plans to advertise the position for three weeks, identify and interview finalists in about a month and conduct background checks at the end of July and beginning of August. The board of directors hopes to make a final offer by the second week of August and have a new director start by the end of August or beginning of September.

The salary for the position is between $65,000 and $80,000.
Closing date: June 30, 2016

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