City Selects New Director of Development Services

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The City of Redding is pleased to announce that it has selected Larry Vaupel as its new Director of Development Services. Mr. Vaupel will start his new position with the City of Redding on October 5, 2015.
Mr. Vaupel has extensive public sector and private sector experience. Most recently, Mr. Vaupel has worked in Southern California where he served as the Economic Development Agency Administrator for the County of San Bernardino and, prior to that, as the Economic Development Manager for the City of Riverside.  Mr. Vaupel spent most of his career in Illinois working in city planning, economic development, real estate, and private development. Mr. Vaupel has worked for several cities in Illinois. In addition, he served as the Director of Planning and Entitlements for a private development company. He has also owned and managed a commercial real estate brokerage company.
Mr. Vaupel received his Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Government from Liberty University. “Larry has a unique mix of public sector and private sector experience that will serve the City of Redding well,” said City Manager Kurt Starman. “He has a strong customer service focus. He understands the importance of working collaboratively with the private sector to promote community and economic development.”
Mr. Vaupel commented that “Redding is a wonderful community. I have been impressed by all of the staff members and community members that I have met to date. I am looking forward to serving the community as the City of Redding’s new Director of Development Services.”
Mr. Vaupel will manage the City of Redding’s Development Services Department, which includes Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, and the Permit Center. The Development Services Department includes 27 full- and part-time employees. The
Department’s annual budget totals approximately $3.8 million.   Mr. Vaupel’s annual salary will be $139,536.

-from press release
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