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Bessemer seeks director of community development


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The Bessemer City Council took steps on May 8 to create a new position for a director of community development.

Council members asked interim city manager Mandy Lake, with the assistance of other office staff, to create a rough draft of an application form for the pending new position, which may result as either part time or full time.

Council members first questioned what title and responsibilities to associate with a new role.

“I think it has to include economic development,” said councilman Adam Zak, who added that planning and zoning also shoul...