FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018
Sara Sheller, Marketing Specialist
Wright County Economic Development
WRIGHT COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HIRES NEW DIRECTOR
Cindy Litwiller, eleven years Economic Development experience, will start by June 29, 2018
Wright County, IA:
Wright County Economic Development is excited to announce the hiring of Cindy Litwiller as the department’s new Director.
Cindy has worked eleven years in economic development field, most recently spending seven years as Executive Director for Iowa Falls Area Development Corporation, which covers Iowa Falls and the greater Hardin County area. Iowa Falls and Hardin County are included in the first four Iowa communities achieving site certification status for their dual-access rail/port, a distinction awarded through the State of Iowa’s Site Certification Program. Litwiller was also instrumental in spear-heading Hardin County’s Creative Placemaking Program, and understands the necessity to create and sustain a quality of life conducive to growing and retaining our workforce.
Litwiller’s career background includes a wide spectrum of experience in different industries including manufacturing and healthcare (both private and non-profit), and she has held public sector positions in the state’s judicial system, and for the City of Fort Dodge. She also oversaw several non-profit community service programs, served on the Fort Dodge City Council for four years, and has been continually involved in volunteer organizations.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the leadership in Wright County,” says Litwiller. “The county is poised for significant growth as is evident with the current ongoing projects and those waiting in the wings.”
Litwiller continues, “Rural Iowa relies heavily on the agricultural industry, and the value-added projects evolving from this critical economic sector. I plan to continue working on the strong foundation that has been laid in Wright County, which will, in turn, allow our rural communities to be a healthy and thriving place to live and work.”
Denny Bowman, Interim WCED Director, says “We are certainly excited to have an individual as experienced as Cindy join Wright County Economic Development as we continue to move forward on many of the projects presently under consideration for the county. She is poised to help us continue doing great things here.”
Litwiller replaces former director Bryce Davis, who now serves as Eagle Grove’s City Administrator, and she plans to begin her work in Wright County on or before June 29th.
About Wright County Economic Development: Wright County Economic Development is an official department of Wright County, Iowa. Created in 1987, the original Wright County Economic Development Commission was initiated to address the need for agricultural, manufacturing, commercial, housing, and workforce expansion. Today, WCED carries out its mission from its office in the basement of the Wright County Courthouse.