Mayor Paul Wiehl, chair of the Athens County Economic Development Council, has announced that after a national search, Sara Marrs has been named director of the council.
Start It Up Athens
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Director of county's Economic Development Council resigning
Todd Shelton, director of the Athens County Economic Development Council, is resigning effective June 1 to accept a position with the Office of United States Senator, Rob Portman, as a Southeast Ohio district representative.
Calling All Food Entrepreneurs
As a response to the growing need for information and resources, a group of organizations dedicated to economic development are having a Local Foods Economic Development Resources Meeting this Thursday evening @7pm at ARTS West. There will be representatives from ACENet, the Athens County Economic Development Council, Rural Action Sustainable Ag, 30 Mile Meal, to share information about resources they may have available to assist food entrepreneurs.
Privatizing economic development is nothing new in Athens County.So it's no wonder that Todd Shelton is okay with Governor Kasich's proposal to privatize on the state level.Shelton is the director of the Athens County Economic Development Council and he told W-O-U-B News his main concern is having a place at the table.He says, "I just want to make sure that when this is established that we have people on behalf of Athens County or myself going and talking with the new administration."