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Christopher Johnson has been promoted to the County’s Director of Economic Development. Johnson has been with the County for more than 10 years in multiple roles and departments. Most recently, Johnson served as Interim Director of Economic Development since April 2019. Before that appointment, he served as Ombudsman under County Administration and he previously worked in Community Development as Principal Planner and as a Senior Planner.“I am confident that Mr. Johnson’s knowledge of our community and his communication skills will help lead the Office of Economic Development forward and that he will be an asset to my Executive Leadership Team,” said County Administrator Scott Stevens.Johnson has a wealth of experience in business development having worked for James City County and Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. Johnson has assisted in the development process for hundreds of businesses over the course of his career. In July, he graduated from the Basic Economic Development Course through the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Public Relations and Political Science from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association and the International Economic Development Council.“I look forward to helping continue to expand and diversify our local economy through helping new businesses find their opportunity in James City County,” said Johnson. “James City County has a strategic location and excellent amenities for businesses.”For more information about economic development, please visit the department website.Media Contact:Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer757-253-6605; firstname.lastname@example.org