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Posted on: October 4, 2021

City of Longview welcomes Ann Rivers as new Community Development Director

The City of Longview is pleased to announce that Ann Rivers will be joining the executive team as Community Development Director, beginning October 4, 2021. Ann brings over 10 years of public service experience and has a strong track record of collaborative leadership and team building. 

Ms. Rivers was appointed an 18th District legislator in 2011, serving two sessions in the House of Representatives before her appointment to the Senate in June 2012. She won a full four-year Senate term in 2012 and was reelected in 2016 and 2020. She has also been a member of the Senate Caucus’ senior leadership team, moving up to the number-two position of caucus chair for the 2021 session.

Ann commented, “Stepping away from the legislature will be hard, because serving the people of the 18th District has been among the great privileges of my life. At the same time, I have long-standing ties to Longview and am very excited that my next role as a public servant will begin there.” 

“I am extremely pleased to announce Ann Rivers as the City of Longview’s Community Development Director”, says City Manager Kurt Sacha. “As Community Development Director, Ann will oversee the Community Development Department which includes the divisions of Building, Planning and Solid Waste. Given her longstanding career in public service as a State Senator for the 18th District, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to local government. She has strong relationships throughout the state and has proven herself as a highly praised leader throughout Southwest Washington. I am excited to having her on board and look forward to working with Ann in her new role.”

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