September 23, 2016

City has new Community Development Director

From the city of Redmond

City of Redmond Hires Kate Porsche as New Director of Community Development

 Kate Porsche                                                       Submitted photo
   The City of Redmond announced today the hiring of Kate Porsche as the new Director of Community Development (CDD). Her official start date will be October 6, 2016.

   Her primary areas of responsibility for the City of Redmond will be to oversee a 16-person staff encompassing building permits, code enforcement, community development block grant administration, planning, urban renewal, and staffing of various volunteer committees.

   Ms. Porsche has Masters in Public Policy from Oregon State University and joins Redmond after spending the last decade at the City of Albany, Oregon; most recently in the role of overseeing economic development and urban renewal.

   “Redmond is a community that's doing amazing things - a community with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a family and business friendly culture, and is a City known across Oregon for getting things done. I'm thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to continuing the momentum of bringing transformative projects to Redmond by working with my talented team and the City Council," remarked Kate Porsche.

   “Kate’s skill set and personality matches our organizational culture and embraces the innovative values of Redmond. She brings a proven track record of success and has forged lasting professional partnerships across her career,” said City Manager Keith Witcosky.

   The City received more than 30 applications for the position representing nearly a half-dozen states. The decision to hire Ms. Porsche followed an inclusive, multi-panel interview process; a public meet and greet; and a half-day interacting with the CDD staff.

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