Development Services Director accepts new position

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:45

The City of Winchester’s Development Services Director, Shawn Hershberger, has submitted his resignation effective May 27, 2022. Mr. Hershberger has accepted a position in the private sector with Energix Renewables.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the City of Winchester. At every level, the City organization is filled with exceptional professionals, and I consider myself lucky to have worked alongside them and serve this great community. I'm excited for the future of the city and hope find ways to stay engaged.”

Mr. Hershberger began service with the City on March 27, 2017, after serving five years as the Executive Director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation. The Development Services Director oversees the Economic Development, Planning, Zoning, Inspections, Tourism, and Main Street divisions and serves as Executive Director of the Winchester Economic Development Authority (EDA).

“Shawn has been a valuable member of our team, and we’re sad to see him go. Shawn and the Development Services team has made great strides in helping the City achieve its goals, especially during the extraordinarily trying times of the past two years. We know Shawn will be successful in his new position, and we wish him nothing but the best,” stated City Manager Dan Hoffman.

While a nationwide candidate search is conducted, Patrick Elwell, Program Manager in the City Manager’s Office, will serve as Interim Development Services Director. Mr. Elwell joined the City in June 2019 and recently served as Interim Zoning Administrator. Mary Blowe, Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer, will serve as Interim Executive Director of the EDA.

Shawn Hershberger