Gulf Shores Welcomes New City Administrator

Gulf Shores Welcomes New City Administrator

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GULF SHORES, Alabama -

The city of Gulf Shores has appointed a new City Administrator.

Mayor Robert Kraft, along with the city council, appointed Stephen K. Griffin to take over as the new administrator.

Griffin has 35 years of experience in community and economic development, planning, and parks and recreation management.

He received a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

"Steve is solid in multiple areas of municipal operations, especially in planning for future growth and economic development," said Craft. "He has a grasp of the unique culture of our family oriented community and understands the need to enhance and protect our small town, big beach way of life."

The entire City Council participated in the decision of selecting Griffin to the City Administrator position, which drew more than 100 applicants.  Griffin emerged from a pool of more than two dozen well-qualified finalists and was selected after over five months of careful research, analysis and consideration.

Griffin will begin his duties as City Administrator on May 6, 2013.

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