Badger named Cen­tre­ville eco­nomic devel­op­ment man­ager

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — Bill Badger, a long­time Mary­land eco­nomic devel­op­ment pro­fes­sional with more than three decades of ex­pe­ri­ence, has been named part-time eco­nomic devel­op­ment man­ager for the Town of Cen­tre­ville.

Badger started his po­si­tion with the town on July 20.

Badger will fo­cus on cre­at­ing and re­tain­ing jobs, and en­cour­ag­ing new com­mer­cial and in­dus­trial devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties that will cre­ate new rev­enue for the town.

“Bill’s lengthy eco­nomic devel­op­ment ca­reer in sub­ur­ban and ru­ral en­vi­ron­ments will lend it­self well to the needs of Cen­tre­ville,” Cen­tre­ville Town Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Tim Mc­Cluskey said. “I’m con­fi­dent that Bill will be suc­cess­ful in Cen­tre­ville and we are thrilled to have him spear­head­ing our longterm eco­nomic devel­op­ment strat­egy.”

Badger worked 17 years at the now Mary­land De­part­ment of Com­merce and served as the pres­i­dent and CEO of the Anne Arun­del Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion for more than seven years.

“Bill brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence to the Town of Cen­tre­ville in his new role. We are pleased to have him here in Cen­tre­ville and have high ex­pec­ta­tions that he will ex­e­cute the town’s eco­nomic devel­op­ment plan,” Town Man­ager Steve Walls said. “Bill’s work will com­ple­ment the ef­forts that have been tak­ing place with our Main Street pro­gram.”

Badger also re­ceived his pro­fes­sional cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the In­ter­na­tional Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil, and was re­cently in­ducted into the Mary­land Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Hall of Fame.

“I am ex­cited about this new op­por­tu­nity in Cen­tre­ville,” Badger said. “Cen­tre­ville is re­ally Mary­land’s East­ern Shore busi­ness hub, and we are seek­ing new in­vest­ment and job cre­ation.”

Badger can be reached by call­ing Cen­tre­ville Town Hall at 410-7581180 or by call­ing his cell phone at 302-604-3559. His email is badge55bad­ger@ya­hoo. com.

BILL BADGER

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