Monday, March 17, 2014

Staunton hires Courtland Robinson as Assistant Director of Economic Development

The Queen City has hired Courtland Robinson as Staunton Assistant Director of Economic Development, replacing Amanda Glover who accepted the director position for Augusta County's economic development.

Robinson comes to Staunton after working for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. As a Graduate Assistant with James Madison University, Robinson also served with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, James Madison University and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission. In these positions he provided research, web and social media support, marketing assistance, policy analysis and grant writing. Robinson holds a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Staunton's Director of Economic Development Bill Hamilton welcomed Robinson and noted:
“We are very pleased to welcome Courtland to the Staunton team. His strong knowledge of the region, combined with his background in urban planning and economic development make him an excellent choice.”
Robinson will earn his master's degree in Public Administration in May from James Madison University.

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