Fairfield, California (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)— Fairfield has fulfilled a commitment to the community that resulted from passage of Measure P by bringing Bryan Briggs on as its senior economic development project manager. Briggs’ duties include office, retail and restaurant recruitment, downtown revitalization, as well as managing various special projects.
Briggs, a native of Chicago, began his career in the Planning Department at the City of Santa Clara. He then gained a broad range of economic development experience working in the central valley city of Ceres and the Monterey Bay Area cities of Hollister, Salinas, and Marina. “I am looking forward to being a strong player on this well-established and well-respected Fairfield economic development team,” said Briggs. “Joining Karl, Charles, and Jennifer to help diversify and develop new industry clusters in our city is my top priority.”
Community Development Director Erin Beavers announced, “We are pleased to have found such an experienced, qualified person to bring another dimension to our team as we continue to push for a stronger economy in Fairfield.”
Briggs was recently appointed to serve on the League of California Cities’ Policy Committee on Revenue and Taxation. He is also a member of the California Association for Local Economic Development, International Economic Development Council, American Planning Association, Municipal Managers Association of Northern California, and the National Association of Realtors. Briggs earned a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University, a Master of Urban Planning and Regional Development from California State University at San Jose, and holds a California Bureau of Real Estate broker’s license.