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Louisville Announces New Director of Economic Vitality

Post Date:11/01/2019 10:50 AM

Louisville City Manager Heather Balser has selected Megan Pierce as the new Director of Economic Vitality for the City of Louisville. Ms. Pierce has more than 14 years of experience in local government and as a consultant for the public sector. She most recently worked as Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Winnetka, Illinois, overseeing economic development, communications and human resources.


Ms. Pierce is a skilled and collaborative manager with proven success in branding communities and serving as ombudsman for local businesses. She brings experience working with residents, business owners, elected officials and staff to define community goals and identify innovative strategies to achieve them. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rockford University and a Master of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. Ms. Pierce is slated to begin in late-November.

“It is my great pleasure to announce that Megan Pierce will be joining the City of Louisville as the Director of Economic Vitality.  Megan competed in a national recruitment for the position.  There were 61 applicants for the position and 4 finalists participated in a comprehensive selection process. Megan rose to the top of this pool – I am excited to have her join the Louisville team,” stated City Manager Heather Balser.

“I would also like to thank City Council, Board & Commission representatives and City staff who attended the open house for the candidates and participated in the interview process. We had 4 excellent candidates and appreciate their professional commitment to public service and their interest in the City of Louisville,” said City Manager Heather Balser.

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