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Veronica Briseño named director of EDD

Friday, June 7, 2019 by Tai Moses

City Manager Spencer Cronk has announced that Veronica Briseño, who currently holds the post of interim homeless strategy officer, will assume the role of director of the Economic Development Department in late June. Briseño will remain working as interim HSO through July, when a new homeless strategy officer is expected to be hired. Over the past two decades, Briseño has held leadership roles in the Small and Minority Business Resources Department, the office of former Council Member Raul Alvarez and the city manager’s office. In the press release, Briseño said, “I look forward to working with the talented Economic Development staff and implementing goals that will focus on the importance of business recruitment, small business development, arts, music, and international relations – all of the factors that make Austin the most livable city we love.”

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