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Meet the candidates for Community Development Director May 24

May 21, 2018 – News

The public is invited to a meet and greet on Thursday, May 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Assembly Chambers to get to know finalist candidates for the Community Development Department Director position. Current City and Borough of Juneau Community Development Director Rob Steedle is retiring.

The finalist candidates for Community Development Director are Brenwynne Grigg from Juneau, Jill Maclean from Juneau, and Tom Williams from Gustavus.

Brenwynne Grigg is currently an Administrative Officer with CBJ’s Community Development Department (CDD). She first started working for CDD in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant II. In 2016, Brenwynne was one of the founding creators of CBJ’s Innovation Academy, a process improvement workshop that has trained over 95 CBJ employees. Prior to moving to Alaska, Brenwynne worked in North Carolina, providing management and consulting services in the music and entertainment industries.

Jill Maclean has been a Senior Planner for CBJ’s Community Development Department since 2015. She has over 16 years of municipal experience in Alaska and Massachusetts, including four years as City Planner for the City of New Bedford, MA, managing a staff of four. Jill has a Master of Public Policy in Public Management from UMass Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Planning from Bridgewater State University. Jill also has an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.

Tom Williams was the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Director of Planning and Community Development from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that, Tom worked in planning and land use positions in Florida and Virginia. Tom has a doctorate in Public Policy and Administration, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from Virginia Commonwealth University. He got his bachelor’s from Indiana University. Currently, Tom is the president of a small business that writes grants for the Chatham School District.

Prior to the meet and greet on May 24, candidates will be participating in an Assessment Center, which is a series of exercises designed to mimic situations that a candidate might encounter if they were hired into the position. The exercises are open to the public and will be held in Assembly Chambers:

Exercise 1            8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Exercise 2            11:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Exercise 3            1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Human Resources & Risk Management Director Dallas Hargrave at 586-0225 or dallas.hargrave@juneau.org.