Knoxville (Aug. 16, 2012) — Nine-year Knox County Community Development employee Rebecca Gibson has been appointed director of the department, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced today. The former community development director, Grant Rosenberg, recently accepted a position outside of the Knox County Government.
“I am very excited to have Rebecca in this new role, and I am confident that she will do a great job for Knox County and its citizens,” Mayor Burchett said. “Her experience in the department, as well as in the private and non-profit communities, makes her uniquely qualified for this position.”
“I am honored and humbled by Mayor Burchett’s confidence in me and in the entire Community Development staff,” Gibson said. “We have a great group of employees in this department, and I look forward to continuing to work with them in my new role.”
The Community Development department oversees and coordinates grants and grant-related projects ranging from defined services contracts to Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development.
For more information about the department, visit http://knoxcounty.org/communitydevelopment.