Nov. 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Adam Gitter has been named the new Economic Development Manager for the city of West Bend.
He left his post as an Assistant Program Director with Wisconsin Community Services and started his duties Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Gitter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he earned a Master’s of Public Administration.
He also has an Associate’s Degree from UW-Washington County and a Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice from UW-Oshkosh.
“Adam has solid relationship-building skills and will be a great asset to our community. He grew up in this area and currently resides in West Bend,” said City Administrator Jay Shambeau.
Gitter spent his first week learning the programs and services that West Bend offers and now is actively meeting with community leaders.”
Gitter also previously worked with Community Impact Programs and is a veteran having served in the U.S. Army as Military Police with one tour supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Shambeau said the position involves Business Improvement District management, many business retention visits to existing business and industry, business attraction marketing, and oversight of the city’s revolving loan fund in cooperation with Economic Development Washington County.
“This is an incredible opportunity with many fun and exciting challenges,” said Gitter. “West Bend has seen extraordinary growth and is poised for more in the near future. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the City of West Bend as we move forward.”
Gitter’s office is on the third floor of West Bend City Hall.