New Community and Economic Development Manager

Austin Ramirez Hired as Lane County's Community and Economic Development Manager
Posted on 11/20/2019
New Lane County Community and Economic Development ManagerWe are pleased to announce that Austin Ramirez has accepted the Economic Development Manager position for Lane County. 
Austin Ramirez grew up in Southern California and found his passion for local government while working at the City of Claremont. In March of 2018 he moved to Oregon to join the Lane County team to enhance rural outreach, engagement and support. Austin has served as the Interim Economic Development Manager since May of this year.

Austin is passionate about serving our communities and works to create equitable economic opportunity across the county. When he’s not working, you can find him fishing, foraging, and exploring the many wonders of this state with his wife and their two dogs. Austin holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, and is excited to continue creating an environment where businesses and employees thrive.

One of Austin's first tasks in his new role was to lead an economic development work session with the Board of County Commissioners. Alongside Austin, several community representatives spoke on behalf of the investments being made, and the support needed, in communities across the county. The written board packet is available online.