STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- A former economic development official in Tuscaloosa, Ala., has been named the first director of community development for the city of Starkville.
The Commercial Dispatch reports the Board of Aldermen has hired William L. "Bill" Snowden.
The board set his salary at $75,000.
Snowden earned a master's degree in political science and public administration from Jacksonville State University in Alabama in 1971 and received a master's degree in city planning from Georgia Tech in 1977.
He served in numerous economic development capacities for Tuscaloosa for 10 years and worked in planning departments in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.