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Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes James Eldridge to Team

4/13/2016 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: Economic Development Specialist, James Eldridge

Ada Jobs Foundation Welcomes James Eldridge to Team
Eldridge brings background in community and economic development to Ada

ADA, OKLAHOMA – Recently graduating with his Master’s Degree in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma, James Eldridge joins the Ada Jobs Foundation as an Economic Development Specialist. Prior to coming to Ada, Eldridge formed a background in community and economic development through his work with the Uptown 23rd District Association, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, University of Oklahoma, and as an AmeriCorps Service Member.

“I’m excited to start working with AJF and was impressed by the community prior to being hired.” James Eldridge said, “I am extremely proud to be part of efforts to make Ada a great place to live and for companies to invest.”

“As we continue to make progress on the Ada Economic Development Plan, James’ experience in community development, project management, research, and infrastructure are extremely valuable.” said Mike Southard, President and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, “I’m glad James is on the Ada team.”