Development partnership director takes new position
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[June 14, 2012]
Last night, the East Hampton, Conn.,
Town Council announced their unanimous decision to hire Michael
Maniscalco as their next town manager. Maniscalco, most recently,
has been the executive director of the Lincoln & Logan County
Development Partnership. During his tenure, Maniscalco has led the
development partnership to numerous accomplishments, including:
Helped stop the
closure of Logan Correctional Center, saving 357 jobs and
avoiding an estimated $78 million blow to the Logan County
grass-roots implementation of the countywide Economic
Development Master Plan.
Coordination of utility aggregation
countywide to help drive down the cost of small business and
residential electric bills.
"Michael has taken the partnership from being an organization
that once represented just Lincoln to an organization that
represents and works with all of the Logan County communities," said
board president Steve Smith.
Internally, Maniscalco did a lot of work to make the partnership
a well-run organization, including cleaning up the finances,
finishing a revision to the partnership's bylaws and development of
a new website that works as a marketing tool for the organization.
"The partnership is a much stronger, efficient organization as a
result of Michael's work," Smith said.
Maniscalco's last day on the job will be June 30, and he will
start his new position on July 9.
The development partnership has announced the search for a new
director effective immediately. The job announcement is posted on
Indeed.com and by the Illinois Development Council. Applications
will be accepted until July 9. The position description outlines a
list of required attributes, including consensus builder and
knowledge of economic development theories and incentives.
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"The partnership is so strong because it is just that: a
partnership between for-profit, nonprofit and government entities,
all with the same goals," said Maniscalco.
The Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership is a nonprofit
charitable organization with the goals to develop new business,
retain current business and enhance the quality of life in Logan
County and all of its communities.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln & Logan County