Hollenbaugh Joins Whitley County EDC Team

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The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. has named Riley Hollenbaugh director of workforce and community development. He previously served as executive director of Saline Main Street in Michigan. Under Hollenbaugh’s leadership, Saline Main Street was selected by the National Main Street Association as one of the top 10 semi-finalists for the 2017 Great American Main Street Award.
  
His other work experience includes: serving as executive director for the Grayling Downtown Development Authority in Michigan; serving as a preservation specialist for the Lake City Downtown Improvement and Revitalization Team in Lake City, Colorado and he also spent time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as a preservation intern for Smoky Mountains National Park and served as an intern for Indiana Landmarks in Indianapolis.
 
Hollenbaugh attended Purdue University and earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned a master’s degree in urban affairs and public policy with a concentration on historic preservation from the University of Delaware. 

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