City of Hazelwood Hires New Community & Economic Development Coordinator

A familiar face has returned to the halls of Hazelwood City Hall.  Ms. Becky Ahlvin, who once served as a City Management Intern for the City of Hazelwood from Sept. 2014 to Feb. 2016, is now the City’s new Community and Economic Development Coordinator.  Her start date was Mon., Dec. 3.

Ahlvin’s educational background includes a Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University.  In addition, she has earned 33 credit hours at the St. Louis University School of Law.

“I loved working for the City of Hazelwood as an intern and I’m excited to join the Hazelwood team again!  Hazelwood has great potential and I can’t wait to jump in and start working on projects and promoting our community,” Hazelwood Community and Economic Development Coordinator Becky Ahlvin said.

Her work experience includes serving as  Management Assistant – Administration for the City of Cottage Grove, Minn., from Feb. 2016 to Nov. 2018.  She had a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from community engagement and visioning to implementation of the City’s strategic initiatives, and budget development for the mayor, council and administrative services to monitoring the City’s legislative agenda.  Additionally, Ahlvin helped with hiring and workforce development, as well as facilitating internal employee training programs.  Other tasks she coordinated involved the City’s Celebrating Diversity Committee and the Arts Commission.

While as an intern for the City of Hazelwood, Ahlvin collaborated with the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and department heads in performing a workforce salary study.  She also conducted research on the revitalization and redevelopment of failing shopping malls for the City’s economic development director.  In addition, she completed research and data analysis of tax revenue and expenditures for specific geographical areas within the city.

Ahlvin has been married to her husband, Matthew, for six years.  They have a child on the way and returned to St. Louis to be closer to family.  The City of Hazelwood is glad to have her on board and looks forward to working with her creativity and passion to further enhance the economic growth and development of the community.


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