Wednesday, March 31, 2010

David Frasher learned the details of economic development in Ashland

David Frasher was the City Administrator of Ashland, Wisconsin from 2001 to 2005
Ashland, a historic coastal city is located on the south shore of Lake Superior. This beautiful city with a rich history is surrounded by National Forest, parklands, and ample of natural resources that make it a wonderful place to rejuvenate and relax. David Frasher served as the City Administrator of Ashland, Wisconsin from 2001 to 2005. He was responsible for budgeting, strategic planning, policy development, media relations, union negotiations, and daily operations of all city departments including police, municipal marina, community development, public works, airport, library, human resources, utilities, finance, etc. David Frasher led new “Smart Growth” plan for Ashland during his four-year tenure as the City Administrator. This plan was chosen as the best in the State of Wisconsin by the American Planning Association. He also improved customer service, developed efficiency plans affecting five City Departments, and most importantly led the community to be designated as nation's second "eco-municipality" in partnership with international representatives of the Sustainable Sweden Program.

David Frasher worked with dedication and enthusiasm
According to David Frasher, the City of Ashland was changing from an economy built upon the extraction of natural resources to one of limited manufacturing, medical and regional services, retail, and tourism. It was in Ashland that David Frasher enhanced his economic development skills and learned fiscal discipline. He developed his own style and worked with full enthusiasm for the proper development of the community. In Ashland, Wisconsin, David Frasher combined city and county resources to create a regional economic development corporation. He obtained more than thirteen million dollars in state and federal grants within his four-year tenure as the City Administrator.

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