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Evanston’s director of community and economic development, Steve Griffin, is resigning to become city administrator in Gulf Shores, Ala.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced the resignation today and said Griffin’s last day on the job in Evanston will be April 26

Steve had previously served as community and economic affairs director in Gulf Shores from 1989 to 1995.

Bobkiewicz says Griffin “brought organization and stability to an outstanding team of professionals in Evanston’s Community and Economic Development during his two and a half years here.”

He added, “While we thank him for his outstanding service and wish him all the best in his new position, he leaves behind a strong department that is serving the community very well.”

Bobkiewicz says he will serve as interim director of the department himself while conducting a nationwide search for Griffin’s replacement.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Big loss

    Few people have made as large an impact in such a short time. A real loss to the City. I'm sure our City Manager will find the best replacement.

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