Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Economic director no stranger

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By Ian Thompson

SUISUN CITY - Jason Garben is Suisun City's new Economic Development Director, Suisun City Hall announced Tuesday, stepping into the job that interim director Al da Silva had held for almost two years.

Garben had served as the city's special projects manager for two years. He moved into his new job July 1. Da Silva will continue working with Garben for the next two years, according to Suisun City Manager Suzanne Bragdon.

Bragdon stated that Garben "has the combination of passion and skill we need to deliver a vibrant, sustainable local economy."

"He's been involved in a number of critical and complex development deals on behalf of the city and the agency over the past two years," Bragdon said.

"Dovetail that with his private sector real estate experience, and his is poised well to serve us in this new position."

Garben's work has included the Main Street West project, the proposed hotel next to One Harbor Center, redevelopment of the south waterfront area and plans to develop vacant land at the end of Civic Center Boulevard.

"It is exciting. A lot of projects are happening," Garben said. "It is a great experience, and I am looking forward to it."

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