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Olympia hires new downtown liaison

Olympia has hired Mark Rentfrow as the city’s new community development senior program specialist, also known as downtown liaison
Olympia has hired Mark Rentfrow as the city’s new community development senior program specialist, also known as downtown liaison City of Olympia

Olympia has hired Mark Rentfrow as the city’s new downtown liaison. He joined the staff Monday (Nov. 16).

As a community development senior program specialist, Rentfrow is managing and coordinating the Downtown Project, a multi-pronged plan to improve the city’s urban core. He also will serve as the primary liaison between a variety of downtown stakeholders, according to the city.

His annual salary is about $65,000, said Renee Sunde, the city’s economic development director.

Rentfrow is an Olympia native who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University. He recently served as program manager at Thurston Energy, which provides energy evaluation services and recommendations for saving energy in homes and businesses.

He replaces former downtown liaison Brian Wilson, who left the city in October for a job in Juneau, Alaska.

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