Jill Frick Thompson

 
Community & Economic Development
Title: Director of Community & Economic Development
Phone: 301-739-8577 x 195


As Director of the City’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Jill is responsible for the City’s work in three function areas:  building strong neighborhoods through community development; supporting business growth through economic development; and celebrating community pride through special events and festivals.  She serves in conducting the City’s economic development programs, including the development and implementation of the Community’s City Center Plan, a 10-year roadmap for downtown development based on eight catalyst projects. She also oversees recruitment of new business, implementation of business retention and expansion plans, assistance with economic development-related marketing and promotion efforts, and creation of incentive programs. Jill has more than 25 years of experience in economic development and downtown management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. She joined the City of Hagerstown in May, 2011. 

 

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