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Florence Names New Business/Community Development Director

The City of Florence has announced the appointment of Josh Hunt to the position of Business/Community Development Director.

Hunt began working for the city in 2001 with a role in the storm water department and was responsible for the construction and pump station maintenance crews in the sanitary sewer department. He became heavily involved in project management roles in 2006 and was promoted to inspector over city, residential, and commercial development projects.

Hunt was promoted again in 2008 to project administrator of the sanitary and storm divisions in the Public Services Department where he was responsible for all permitting compliance between the city and the Kentucky Division of Water. He was also responsible for forecasting capital funds for both the sanitary sewer and storm sewer infrastructure.

In 2013, Hunt was promoted to project manager in the Public Services Department, where he supervised city inspectors and project administrators and was responsible for overseeing and administering all city projects and programs, consulted with the Business and Community Development Director and acted as a reviewer and liaison with developers on economic development and capital projects, performed all plan review for new development coming to the city, and managed all capital funds assigned to the Public Services Department.

Hunt earned his Associate’s Degree in Business Management from American National University. The Ryle High School graduate resides in Verona.

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