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Sue Edwards, Assistant City Manager

Assistant City Manager Sue Edwards

Sue Edwards was appointed Assistant City Manager for Development/Environment Services in July 2008. Edwards oversees the Development Services group that includes Aviation, the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Office, the Office of Real Estate Services, the Planning and Zoning Department, the Development Services Department, the Sustainability Office and Watershed Protection/Development.

From 2000 to 2008, Edwards was Director of Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, she served in several leadership posts in the City of Austin and Travis County government, including Director of EMS from 1994 to 2000.

In addition to her 20 years of public service, Edwards has almost 10 years of private sector experience in establishing and managing SPE Associates, a consulting firm.  In her time with SPE, she specialized in small business development and property tax consulting. Edwards expertise includes City redevelopment projects, especially in leading negotiations on public-private agreements.

In her time as Assistant City Manager, she has led and finalized negotiations on the Seaholm and Block 21 redevelopment projects. Negotiations for a third redevelopment project at the former Greenwater Treatment Plant are under way. Edwards served as Assistant City Manager from 1984 to 1985 over Police, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management.

Edwards has completed coursework at Baylor University in Waco and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.

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