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Staunton’s economic development director retiring

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Bill Hamilton, Staunton’s economic development director for 26 years, is retiring.

Hamilton has headed the Department of Economic Development since its creation in 1988.

During his tenure, the city said, Hamilton has played a key role in major projects such as the American Shakespeare Center, Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, The Villages at Staunton, Green Hills Industry & Technology Center, Western State Hospital and Staunton Crossing.

Staunton will begin the search process for a new economic development director immediately.

Deputy City Manager Steve Rosenberg, in coordination with assistant director of economic development Courtland Robinson, will oversee the economic development office until a replacement is found.

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