PCDC Seeks Director Applications By April 15
24 Feb 2016
The search is on for a new PCDC executive director.
“The person we are looking for will lead, promote, and help us move our community forward,” said Doug Stevenson, chairman of the search committee. “This Phelps County area is a special community. We don’t settle for “OK” or “good enough.” We expect the best of ourselves, our families and our community. It is our goal to find that special individual that will expect the same of themselves and lead us to a better community.”
PCDC’s current director, Monica Boyken, has announced her resignation and will stay on board until a new director is hired to help with a smooth leadership transition.
“Monica has done an outstanding job in getting PCDC to where we are. “Moving forward, the new executive director will focus on a new set of needs, goals and directions that we as a community need to take that next step.”
One of the goals for the new director will be to recruit a business to the Iron Horse Business and Industry Park. Other initiatives will include supporting current businesses, expanding the local workforce and creating and maintaining relationships to promote the county on a state and national level.
The job will vary each day. One day, the director will be expected to meet with local businesses owners to hear their concerns and find ways to help them achieve their goals. Other days may require meetings or presentations to state officials or potential new business owners to promote Phelps County and influence people to become part of the community.
“This is not a small, simple local 9-5 job,” Stevenson said. “We have to do what this community has done for generations – roll up our sleeves, leave no stone unturned, focus and make our community better.”
The committee has begun advertising the position locally and nationally in newspapers and economic development arenas. A bachelor’s degree is required, and experience in economic development is preferred.
“Our goal is to get it out to all that qualify for the position,” Stevenson said. “This may be a local person, or it may be someone not from this area. We want the most qualified, energetic person available.”
Interested candidates must apply by April 15, and Stevenson said the committee hopes to hire the new director by the end of the school year. More information can be found here.
The other search committee members are Sherry McClymont, Brian Deakin, Tim Anderson and Fred Diedrichsen.