James City County hires new Assistant Director for Office of Economic Development
August 16, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Russell Seymour, Secretary
Economic Development Authority of James City County
Telly Tucker has been hired as Assistant Director for the County’s Office of Economic Development. Tucker was most recently a Community Development Administrator for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to that, he served as an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.
While with the City of Lynchburg, Tucker’s responsibilities included business recruitment and retention, administration of the local Virginia Enterprise Zone Grant Program, and facilitation of workforce development programs in partnership with Lynchburg City Schools. He helped Lynchburg businesses obtain more than $2 million in local and State grant funds from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the City of Lynchburg. He has also served in an assistant directorship capacity for the City of Lynchburg’s One™ program, which was awarded the Virginia Economic Development Association’s Community Economic Development Award, the Southern Economic Development Council’s Community Economic Development Award, and the Virginia Municipal League 2008 Achievement Award.
Tucker joins the Office of Economic Development, replacing Steven Yavorsky. Tucker began his employment with the County on August 16. He will also serve as the Assistant Secretary to the Economic Development Authority.