Setti To Take On New Position

Courtesy of the City of Peoria

Peoria Assistant City Manager Chris Setti is taking on a broader role.

Setti has accepted a position as chief executive officer of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. It ends a more than 12-year run with the City of Peoria.

“It’s a really difficult decision for me. I love serving the community,” Setti said.

Setti replaces interim CEO Dennis Kief, who has been filling in since Jennifer Daly left in July.

Setti said his goal with the GPEDC is to help the group continue creating jobs.

“They are in charge with really developing the local job force and business climate here in the region,” Setti said. “That involves four main things; one is work force development, the other is working with existing businesses and watching them grow, the third thing would be create new businesses, and the last is business attraction.”

Setti begins his new position Jan. 15.

City manager Patrick Urich said the City is unsure if it will hire a replacement assistant city manager or a director of economic development.

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