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Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority


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Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority Executive Director

The Position manages the day-to-day operations, planning, budgeting, capital acquisitions, public relations, real estate negotiations, professional service contracts and capital planning for the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) as defined by Georgia House Bill 815 (2012). Advanced professional work focused on the revitalization and community enhancement within the LRA districts through redevelopment, capital improvement, and branding. Position serves as a liaison to all levels of government, businesses and property owners with the overall goal of enhancing the physical and economic character of the real estate with primary consideration being the creation of jobs. Negotiates contracts, develops incentives, recruits compatible development activity and supervises consultants and advisors. Handles day to day operations, oversees staff and manages annual budget.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Provide decision management, oversight and primary contact regarding all real estate development initiatives at CSH (whether public or private initiatives). Within fiscal and operational limits established by the Board of Directors, negotiate projects and initiatives to conclusion to include quantifying value as defined by job creation, economic impact on local Community and value of real estate.

Provides oversight and management of relationships with Federal, State, County and City Stakeholders.

Provides comprehensive knowledge of redevelopment programs and financing specific to the CSHLRA property.

Develops potential incentive packages, provides market assessments/impacts, and monitors development trends.

Evaluate for and draft recommended updates and amendments to the CSHLRA Planning Initiatives.

Prepare and manage annual CSHLRA budget and compliance monitoring.

Assists with the development of capital projects included in the Community Redevelopment Plan; tracks the economic impact of those projects on redevelopment activities within the CSHLRA.

Makes public presentations to the CSHLRA Board, City Council and County Commission the State of Georgia and other public/private organizations regarding redevelopment, and CSHLRA business, initiatives and focus.

Technical advisor to the other local Redevelopment Agencies (MBCDA and Milledgeville DDA) and advisory boards.

Prepares and manages CSHLRA budgets; identifies and accesses funding sources; maintains relationships with funding sources and administers contractual agreements with other governmental agencies.

Responsible for the management and administration of capital projects within the CSHLRA properties.

Promotes and disseminates information about CSHLRA activities to stakeholders through media, print and social media; attends and conducts various meeting and presentations.

Acts as an ombudsman for development projects within the CSHLRA and participates in the development review process.

Negotiates contracts, incentives, developer agreements, and projects; administers same.

Supervises clerical staff, consultants, and special projects.

Acts as a community liaison pertaining to CSHLRA initiated projects.

Informs and engages neighborhood associations, community groups and other stakeholders in the redevelopment process.


Graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, economics, urban planning, or a relevant area of study. Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in urban planning, community development or redevelopment, economic development, or a related field, including at least three (3) years experience in a managerial position and managing complex projects. Prior governmental experience required. Must possess and maintain a valid state of Georgia driver's license.

Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and codes dealing with redevelopment with emphasis on statutory regulations effecting the CSHLRA project . Familiarity with planning principles and practices as applied to land development regulations, Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing to groups and individuals. An ability to exercise sound judgment and take responsible actions as a State representative during contact with the public, elected and appointed officials, developers, and other public employees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private partners.


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