North Bend approves new economic development director

She starts in Oct.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:30am
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On Sept. 1, the North Bend City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Rebecca Deming as the city’s new Community and Economic Development Director. She will begin her new position in October.

Deming is the current Community Development Director in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Prior to that, she served as the city of Beaumont, Calif., Assistant Director of Planning/Community Development Director for over a decade.

She holds a bachelor of science planning degree from Cal Poly University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

“It’s an honor to join the city as the new Community and Economic Development Director and I look forward to serving the community,” Deming said.

North Bend City Administrator David Miller said he was excited to work with Deming, and was impressed with her research into the community before being selected. Miller currently serves as North Bend City Administrator and Community Development Director. When Deming begins, Miller will focus solely on his city administrator role.

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