Economic Development Director
As the Assistant Director of Public Service and the Director of Economic Development, Harry Stark is responsible for the implementation of economic development programs and job retention and creation efforts. With a background in public administration and 25 years of experience, Stark is highly knowledgeable in project development, project management, grant development, capital project oversight, personnel management, economic development, stormwater management, and works closely with planning commissions, steering committees, councils, local political groups, citizen organizations, and non-profit organizations. He has helped bring businesses to the community and has worked with existing businesses on expansion and workforce needs, adding over $7 million in new payroll in the last several years.
Economic Development Assistant
As Marketing Coordinator and Economic Development Assistant, Danielle Rich is responsible for marketing the City of Wadsworth and attracting new business to the city. With a background in marketing and business management, and a BFA from the University of Akron, Danielle is experienced in graphic design, photography, video production, social media marketing, web design, and communication. As the newest member of the economic development team, Danielle has already made an impact by creating and maintaining the city’s social media accounts, YouTube channel, e-newsletter, and participating in the steering committee for the recent City Branding Project.
Medina County Economic Development Corporation
Kathy Breitenbucher joined the economic development team in March of 2016. Having been a small business owner as well as worked in a variety of business sectors, she brings to the table an understanding of the challenges businesses face every day. Kathy has a strong background in workforce and has helped our local companies find, train and retrain workers as well.