Redevelopment Commission hires new director

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Redevelopment Commission hires new director

(May 2, 2014) – The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission today announced that Justin Brugger will be the Commission’s new director. In addition to serving as the Redevelopment Commission Director, Brugger will also manage the staff of the Redevelopment Department within the Community Development Division.



Brugger took the position previously held by Greg Leatherman, who now serves as the City’s Community Development Director. Brugger’s first day on the job will be May 14.

“Justin has proven himself to be a dedicated public servant with expertise in managing complex projects,” said Leatherman. “The Redevelopment Commission and I are excited to have him as part of our team working to revitalize properties and promote sustainable economic growth in our city.”

Brugger is currently a senior program manager for City Utilities and has been instrumental in managing implementation of the 18-year, $240 million plan to reduce combined sewer overflows. Brugger has worked for the City since January 2002 in both Public Works and City Utilities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and a master’s degree in public management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana and the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club.

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