Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bethlehem City names new director of economic development

Kathy Vossough, who most recently was the executive manager of community projects at Rutgers University, has been selected as Bethlehem's next deputy director of economic development.

As the new deputy director, Vossough will direct and coordinate planning, organizing and implementing projects and programs to attract businesses and keep them in the city. The division oversees a $251,000 budget, not including the money for programs funded by Community Development Block Grants.

Vossough will replace Laura Burtner, who stepped down earlier this year after serving a year and a half in the position.

Vossough has more than a decade of experience in city and regional planning in the public and private sector.

Vossough graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in environmental planning and design and a master's degree in city and regional planning.

Highlights from Vossough's resume include work for New Jersey Transit in Newark; Louis Berger & Associates in East Orange, N.J.; the Center for Urban Policy and Research in New Brunswick, and PARS Environmental Consultants in Robbinsville, N.J.

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