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Christian County Economic Development Corp. Has New Executive Director Starting Today

 

 

After a several month process, the Christian County Economic Development Corporation has a new Executive Director to succeed Mary Renner who is retiring today after 17 years of service.

 

Dick Adams becomes the new Executive Director after servicing the Taylorville and Christian County community.  Adams in November of last year retired after being the first facilitator for the Christian County CEO, or "Creating Entreprenturial Opportunities" program for 7 years.  

 

Before that, Adams's experience in business and government includes positions as Christian County Treasurer, community bank president of a local bank, Director of Development at the former Saint Vincent Memorial Hospital, 2 different stints as mayor of the City of Taylorville, and being a partner in a Taylorville real estate agency.

 

In accepting the CCEDC Executive Director position, Adams says that he's been active as a board member and former president of the organization dating back to the late 1980's, he's passionate about job creation in Christian County, which is what his newest job is all about.

 

Renner retires as the first Executive Director of the Christian County Economic Development Corporation, and has been instrumental in keeping and increasing job growth in the county.  Renner was a major part of helping to get Enterprise Zones in Taylorville and Pana, and the funding and construction of Taylorville's new industrial park.

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