JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown’s Director of Development is retiring.
Vince DeJoy says after nearly 12 years of service to the area, he will be taking a job in the private sector.
DeJoy, in a phone interview with WNYNewsNow, explained it is time for a change in the development office. He says he is most proud of his work re-developing downtown.
“I was just glad to be part of it and I just hope that it carries on and the mission and the strategy that we’ve had will carry on too,” said DeJoy. “That’s just setting the table, making it nice, putting in things like a new hotel should just be the beginning.”
Previously, DeJoy was a city councilman from 2008 to 2013; when we was named development director.
On Wednesday, DeJoy will start his new position as store manager of Safelite AutoGlass repair that will be opening a new shop on Livingston Avenue.
The city’s principal planner, Crystal Surdyk, will serve as the interim Director of Development until mayor-elect Eddie Sundquist is sworn into office in January.