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Farmington Planning Commission Votes in New Leadership

Sara Bowman takes over as chair as former chair Kevin Christiansen moves into his new post as the city's Economic and Community Development director.

Farmington's new Economic and Community Development director Kevin Christiansen stepped down as Planning Commission chair when he accepted his post, but he's still attending commission meetings.

During Monday's meeting, Christiansen moved to the staff table, with a word of thanks to his fellow commissioners and a few reflections on the work ahead of him. Planning commissioners elected new leadership; Sara Bowman now serves as chair, Kenneth Crutcher as vice chair and Jeffrey Scott is secretary. 

In addition to working with the Planning Commission, Christiansen will oversee building inspections and code enforcement, and work directly with developers and business owners interested in Farmington. 

"We are kind of at a crossroads, if you will, in our city's history right now," he said. "A lot of people are working to make things happen ... I'm very excited about the opportunity to be part of it." 

He said the city has "contact with private interests on a daily basis", and he is working with them to see what the city can do to expedite processes and help them along. 

City manager Vince Pastue said after the meeting that candidates are being considered to fill the vacancy Christiansen left. 

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