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Tarpley takes over at JEDC

Brenda Tarpley has joined the Jacksboro Economic Development Corporation as its new Executive Director, effective Monday.

Tarpley has been Jacksboro city secretary for the last six years and has been with the city for eight years. It’s not Tarpley’s first dealing with the EDC as she sat on the original EDC board.

She also worked with the Chamber and closely with the EDC.

“It’s something that has always held my interest,” Tarpley said. “When the job opening came up, I talked with (City Manager) Mike (Smith), (Mayor) Craig (Fenter) and (Councilman) Greg Robinson about it. They were all supportive so I went through the application process like all the other applicants and I was hired.”

She met with JEDC board members Thursday, the organization has many projects ongoing. Tarpley noted the group has several ongoing projects and is working on developing a strategic plan. A request for proposals to develop one will be going out soon with a plan to be developed over the next year.

Community involvement will be part of the plan but Tarpley said she is not sure in what form it will take right now.

Tarpley plans on visiting local businesses and find out what their needs and wants are in the near future and wants to build Jacksboro.

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