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City economic development chief leaving post

March 1st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Shawn Hershberger, the city's lead economic development officer, has accepted a job with the city of Winchester, Virginia. Hershberger, executive director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corp., will become development services director for Winchester, according to Eden Freeman, city manager. Freeman released the news to media on Wednesday. "Shawn brings a wealth of experience in handling a variety of development projects and an understanding of how to proactively engage local businesses and increase workforce development and career technical efforts," said Freeman. "His vast knowledge and expertise will be beneficial in helping the city advance its economic development-related strategic plan goals and objectives."

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