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New City Hire

May 29, 2017 10:01PM ● By Jennifer Neys

New City Hire

City Manager Brad Kilger announced the hiring of Christina Ratcliffe as the new community and economic development director for the City of Martinez. She was the top candidate from a pool of 32 applicants that applied for the position.

Ratcliffe has over 20 years of community and economic development experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked for several Bay Area cities, including Benicia, Orinda, Alameda, and Berkeley. She has extensive experience managing the preparation of general and specific plans and overseeing the adoption and implementation of complex mixed-use development projects. Ratcliffe believes she has benefited greatly from working in both the public and private sectors as it has provided her with the opportunity to apply her planning skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. She looks forward to the opportunity of working with the city council, staff, and the community to assist Martinez in meeting the city’s community and economic development objectives. Ratcliffe will start with the city on July 5.