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Plattsburgh appoints new Director of Community Development

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A position in Plattsburgh's city government is filled after being vacant for seven years.

Mayor James Calnon, R-Plattsburgh, appointed Bruce Lawson as the first Director of Community Development since 2007. Staff in the Community Development office kept things going since then, but now the staff has either transferred or retired.

The position is part-time. Lawson will be connecting with the community to see what current needs are and contracting grants for that work.

"We have right now a project where we're going to be hiring a consultant to really make sure the kinds of ideas we're bantering about are really what the community wants, and then we'll go find ways to accomplish those things," said Mayor Calnon.

According to Mayor Calnon, Lawson has a background in marketing and is well-suited for the job. Lawson ran for a seat on the city council last fall, but lost to Becky Kasper.

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