Winchester appoints a Community Development Director

Following a nationwide search the City of Winchester announced the  appointed of a new Community Development Director.

Michael Ruddy of Frederick County has been selected for the post by City Manager Dan Hoffman.

Ruddy brings a deep familiarity of the area to the post according to Hoffman.

That familiarity will help achieve the city’s strategic plan goals according to Hoffman.

Ruddy has been with the city’s planning department since 1995 working in either planning or the zoning fields for 16 years.

Then moving to the Town of Purcellville where Ruddy worked for four years.

Then becoming the Assistant Zoning Administrator for the Town of Leesburg Ruddy brings a great deal of experience to his new position.

Ruddy will oversee City of Winchester planning, zoning, inspections, code enforcement and housing divisions.

Ruddy begins his new position as Community Development Director on October 19.

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