We will have a new Community Development Director!

City Manager Steve Stuart announced the hiring of Jeffrey Niten as the new Community Development Director for the City of Ridgefield. Jeff will join the City beginning March 3. “Jeff’s experience, enthusiasm, customer focus and excellent problem-solving skills make him a great addition to the Ridgefield team,” said Mr. Stuart.

Jeff has extensive experience managing and completing planning projects for economic and community development, as well as future infrastructure planning. He worked as a planner in Clark County for nearly ten years, after gaining broad-based experience in community development positions elsewhere around the region. As Ridgefield’s Community Development Director, Jeff will assume full management responsibility of the City’s long-range planning, development review and permitting, code enforcement, and building services.

From a family of fourth-generation Ridgefield residents, Jeff has strong ties to the community and is excited to provide leadership in preserving the quality of life that brings and keeps people in Ridgefield. He is equally committed to ensuring high-quality growth and development for one of the fastest growing cities in Washington State.

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