Colleen Gilger will fill the newly created position of Dublin economic development manager.

Colleen Gilger will fill the newly created position of Dublin economic development manager.

Gilger, of Powell, has served the city of Dublin for the last eight years as an economic development administrator.

Gilger's new responsibilities will include developing and growing economic development initiatives, and overseeing the economic development team, a news release from the city said.

"Colleen's comprehensive understanding of economic development, track record of providing proven results in a demanding, high-pace organization and extensive knowledge of Dublin's business climate and economy were instrumental in her selection," said deputy city manager Dana McDaniel. "She has helped to build many of the city's economic development incentive and broadband programs.

"Additionally, she has well established relationships and networks in the regional business, real estate and development communities," McDaniel said. "I know Colleen will continue to add great value to Dublin's ability to assist our businesses and keep Dublin competitive at the regional, national and global levels."

Gilger passed the Certified Economic Developer test in January.