Dubuque City Manager Mike Van Milligen has named Jill Connors as the City’s next economic development director. Connors has worked as the economic development project coordinator for the City since 2014 and replaces Maurice Jones who recently accepted a deputy city manager position with the City of Springfield, Mo.
As Dubuque’s economic development director, Connors will develop, manage, coordinate, and supervise programs to meet the social, economic, and physical development needs of the Dubuque community. The position involves significant coordination, cooperation, and interaction with community groups, private not-for-profit economic development organizations, other city departments, businesses, and citizens. Specific responsibilities include economic development, downtown redevelopment, and riverfront development.