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Posted on: May 19, 2021

City of Forney Hires New Director of Economic Development

Lynn Spencer - News Flash

After a diligent interview process, the City of Forney and the Forney Economic Development Corporation are excited to announce the hiring of Lynn Spencer as the Director of Economic Development. Spencer will be leaving her position as Economic Development Project and Program Manager at the Falcon Field Airport of Mesa, Arizona and is expected to join the City of Forney on June 14, 2021.

Spencer is a graduate of California State University, Chico, where she obtained a Bachelor’s in Geography with a focus on Urban Economic Development.  Before working in Arizona, Spencer spent most of her career in Texas. Some of her previous roles were CEO/President and Executive Director at the San Patricio Economic Development Corporation and Vice President of Government Affairs and Business Development at The Goodman Corporation in Houston, Texas.

“Mrs. Spencer’s extensive experience in economic development in the private and public sectors makes her extremely qualified for the unique opportunities associated with the City of Forney. I am confident that she will be an exceptional Director of Economic Development for the Forney Economic Development Corporation,” stated Interim City Manager Charles Daniels. 

“I look forward to being part of the new leadership team that will be moving Forney forward. There is tremendous growth coming in this direction and I am very excited to lead the economic development team as we embrace the economic opportunities that are before us. My family is thrilled to be returning home to Texas and we appreciate being welcomed into the Forney family,” Spencer stated.

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