The city of Fremont has made it pretty clear that it is planning to go pretty hard at developing its “downtown area,” as well as the zone around the soon-to-be-built Warm Springs BART station. One clue is the number of staffing that they are adding.
Recently, the city hired Jennifer Chen to serve as its new Economic Development Coordinator, spokeswoman Cheryl Golden said. Chen started in late July, replacing Hope Shapiro.
Chen will earn an annual salary of $90,000.
She previously spent 10 years working in San Jose’s Redevelopment Agency, where she focused mostly on industrial development, Golden said.
Chen’s hiring came around the time the city added Jessica von Borck to serve in the role of Fremont’s downtown project manager, a newly created position. Von Borck will earn an annual salary of $122,500.