Evansville hires Jason Sergeant for community development director

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Gina Duwe
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EVANSVILLE--The Evansville City Council on Tuesday night approved a contract for Jason M. Sergeant, who will be the city's new community development director.

Sergeant will replace Nicole Sidoff, who resigned earlier this summer. The city created the community development director position in 2012 to have a single development contact.

Working with Resource Assistance for Rural Environments, an AmeriCorps program in the state of Oregon, Sergeant is the assistant regional planner of the Columbia River Gorge Commission, Evansville Mayor Sandy Decker said in an email. The commission is a bi-state planning agency that administers the National Scenic Act.

Sergeant recently was special projects manager for the Port of Cascade Locks, Oregon.

He is expected to start Sept. 22, and his salary will be $49,500, Decker said.

Sergeant has a bachelor's degree in architectural studies from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and a master's degree in architecture from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California.

Decker said Sergeant told her he was impressed with Evansville's architecture.

“He also is very interested in sustainability and excellent quality of life, both very important goals of our community,” she wrote.

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