The City of Littleton has announced the hiring of a new director of community development. Glen Van Nimwegen, who comes to Littleton from the Phoenix …
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The City of Littleton has announced the hiring of a new director
of community development.
Glen Van Nimwegen, who comes to Littleton from the Phoenix area,
will join the city’s staff May 16.
For the past three years, the position has been filled on an
acting basis by long-range planner Dennis Swain, who will return to
In a March 23 news release, Littleton City Manager Jim Woods
said Van Nimwegen impressed the interview panel in a number of
“He demonstrated a good grasp of big-picture trends, while
recognizing that each community has its own distinct character,”
Woods said. “He will bring a broad professional experience to our
great staff in Littleton.”
Van Nimwegen is currently serving as planning and community
development director in Peoria, Ariz., a city of 154,000 residents
located northwest of Phoenix.
Van Nimwegen said he is excited about the opportunity in
Littleton, which will pay him an annual salary of $110,000.
“I was impressed during the interview process that the community
has embraced being part of a dynamic urban metropolis, but refuses
to be defined by it,” he said in the news release.
Van Nimwegen was selected from a field of 147 candidates
following a national search. In his position with Peoria, he was
responsible for the completion of an update to the Peoria General
Plan, which received voter approval in August, 2010; preparation of
Peoria’s first multi-modal transportation plan; and completion of
the Old Town Revitalization Plan that won a “Best Master Plan”
award from the Arizona chapter of the American Planning
Van Nimwegen does have a Colorado connection. His wife, Suzanne,
grew up in Salida.
Woods lauded Swain’s efforts in the position since April
“Dennis Swain has performed a great service to Littleton by
filling in as acting director of the Community Development
Department during three difficult budget years to keep the daily
operations of the department running smoothly.”
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