City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   12/12/2016
Contact: Thornton Economic Development Director
John Cody, 303-538-7448

Three Thornton employees receive designation of Certified Economic Developer

THORNTON, CO… Three city of Thornton employees recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). Thornton Assistant Economic Development Director Adam Krueger, Retail Administrator Julie Jacoby, and Local Business Administrator Robin Martinez passed the rigorous and comprehensive exam, which has three parts and spans two days.

“The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of excellence within the profession” says Thornton Economic Development Director John Cody. “It’s an incredible designation, and achieving it shows a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.” Cody also holds the CEcD designation, as does Thornton Senior Policy Analyst Martin Postma. The test is administered by the International Economic Development Council and according to the organization there are now 17 CEcD designates in Colorado and five work at the city of Thornton. “This truly shows the depth of our city’s Economic Development expertise, and our continuing efforts to best serve the economic needs of the Thornton community,” says Cody.

Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders and community members to create leadership to build upon and maximize the economic development sector. “Excellence in the economic development profession improves the well-being, quality of life and economic opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities,” says Cody.

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L-R: Adam Krueger, Julie Jacoby, Robin Martinez