Aledo native named city's new economic development coordinator

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Aledo native Tarah Sipes Anderson was named the Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Aledo during the Monday (April 18) City Council meeting.

Mayor Chris Hagloch said, “We’re really excited about having her on board.”

He said was chosen from the five candidates because of, among other things, her intimate understanding of Aledo.

“She’s got some roots here, we want to get rolling as quickly as possible on our economic development downtown and throughout the community and we thought that she had a better grasp of it .… Her background and her studies just put her above the rest,” Hagloch said.

He said she was a perfect fit with with a master’s degree in public history and has already been serving as liaison to the city’s Historical Preservation Committee.

“She’s passionate about our community and it came out in her interview,” the mayor said.

The part-time position pays $17 an hour and Anderson will work about 30 hours per week.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to work on behalf of the city and give back to the community,” Anderson said.