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Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. committee starts process to find next CEO

JSDC CEO Connie Ova announced her retirement date to be May 13. Ova has held the position since November 2003.

Connie Ova
Connie Ova Contributed / Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.

The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Executive Committee unanimously recommended approval Monday, Dec. 20, to be the search committee to find the organization’s next CEO.

The JSDC Board of Directors will need to approve the recommendation at its next meeting on Jan. 10.

CEO Connie Ova announced a May 13 retirement date from the JSDC. Ova has held the position since November 2003.

The executive committee consists of Marlee Siewert, chair of the JSDC Board of Directors; Tory Hart, vice chair of the board; Nick Schauer, board secretary/treasurer; Kelly Rachel, past board chair; Mayor Dwaine Heinrich, at-large board member through the Jamestown City Council; Stutsman County Commission Chair Mark Klose, at-large member of the board through the county commission; and Ova, who is a nonvoting member on the committee.

The executive committee will review the job description, responsibilities and the salary range for the next CEO at its next meeting on Jan. 5 and could recommend final approval to the JSDC Board. If the board approves, the CEO job opening is expected be posted on the websites of Indeed, Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota of Association of Counties, North Dakota League of Cities, Economic Development Association of North Dakota, International Economic Development Council and MidAmerica Economic Development Council.

Related Topics: JAMESTOWNSTUTSMAN COUNTY
Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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