News Release 02/22

January 27, 2022

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Marceline IDA selects new Executive Director


Marceline, MO The Marceline Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has selected Richard Switzer as the new Executive Director for the organization.  Effective February 1st, Switzer will be replacing Darrell Gardner, who is retiring after 22 years of service to the IDA.

Richard Switzer, a 34-year Marceline resident, has served the community as a member of the Marceline Park and Recreation board, a volunteer with the Marceline Stadium Club and Downtown Marceline Main Street USA. He has been an Ameriprise Financial franchise owner in Marceline for 23 years.

In his new role as Executive Director, Switzer will directly represent the Marceline IDA in promoting business and economic development interests in the community. This position will include assisting in the planning and coordination of community development projects, representing the IDA Board at local and state meetings, and working with current and prospective businesses to expand their operations in the Marceline community.

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Media contact information:

Richard Hoon

City Manager