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Posted on: October 7, 2022

City Council Approves Appointment of Shawn Barigar to Economic Development Director

Shawn Barigar Appointment

The Twin Falls City Council approved City Manager Travis Rothweiler's recommendation to appoint Shawn Barigar to the position of Economic Development Director. The approval was unanimous.

Barigar begins Oct. 11. The City of Twin Falls Economic Development Director is critical to attracting and retaining economically sustainable businesses that will contribute to the community and improve overall quality of life. The Director also serves as the Executive Director of the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency and represents the City of Twin Falls' interests on regional economic development boards.

The City of Twin Falls conducted a nationwide search for candidates and selected three to interview with two different boards, which were comprised of members of city council, Urban Renewal Agency, staff and community partners. Both boards unanimously recommended Shawn Barigar to be appointed to the position of Economic Development Director, which also includes the position of Executive Director of the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency. Rothweiler met with Barigar and also confirmed that he was the best candidate for the position.

Barigar is a past member of Twin Falls City Council, including two terms as Mayor, and the past President/CEO of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Barigar is a Twin Falls County native who graduated from the University of Idaho and has also served on several regional and state economic development boards.

The City Economic Development Director is critical to attracting and retaining economically sustainable businesses that will contribute to the community and improve overall quality of life. The Director also serves as the Executive Director of the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency, and represents the City of Twin Falls interests on regional economic development boards.

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