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County economic board looks for new leader | Lebanon

The search for a new Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board director is officially underway.

The outgoing director, G.C. Hixson, formally announced his decision to step down from the post in April. Hixson confirmed in a phone call on Friday that he will remain as the director until a replacement can be brought on.

For the last 17 years, Hixson has overseewn the JECDB in a role that markets Wilson County to prospective business and industrial partners. The director works with the county, in addition to Watertown, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon city governments.

To spearhead the search, the JECDB put together a five-person committee that is chaired by Don Chambers.

“We would like to find another G.C. Hixson,” Chambers said on Thursday. “If we could find another like him, we would…

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