Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy has named Brandon Dickinson the city’s new redevelopment director. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Dickinson has served as business development director for the Luke Family of Brands and previously served as economic development director for the city of Fishers.
Dickinson will suceed former Valparaiso Redevelopment Director Stu Summers, who will stay on with former city Economic Development Director Patrick Lyp to ensure a smooth transition before Summers’ retirement, the publication reported.
Summers has served as the redevelopment director since 2004.
“We’re excited to have someone with Brandon’s expertise, experience and inspiration joining our leadership team to carry on the success we’ve had in development,” Murphy said. “His background is a great fit for our future. In refining our new leadership team, we’re pleased to be striking an excellent balance of positive change and sustaining continuity. We appreciate what has worked well and also look forward to new ideas.”
Dickinson will step into his new role Thursday.