Collins named new development director for Centerville

The City of Centerville named longtime Montgomery County official Erik Collins as its new Development Director, the Dayton Daily News reports. Since 1999, Collins has “led the day-to-day functions of building regulations, community development, planning and economic development” in his role as the county’s director of Community and Economic Development, according to the article. Collins “helped to develop the county’s BusinessFirst! retention and expansion program, which since 2001 has been implemented in 30 communities and counts more than 10,000 local companies visited and approximately 100 regional resource partners.” In a release, the city said Collins’s career demonstrates “exceptional service, developing millions of square feet of manufacturing, e-commerce, retail and service space” as well as crafting “an internationally-recognized” business retention program. For more, read the full article

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