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Wed, Aug 07, 2019

ASTORIA, OR, August 7, 2019 – The City of Astoria is pleased to announce Barbara Fryer will be joining the Community Development Department as a City Planner.

Fryer has over 15 years of experience in land use planning, including urban renewal, historic preservation and economic development. As a planner for the City of Beaverton, Fryer created the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan, managed the Comprehensive Plan process, wrote the Habitat Friendly Development Practices manual and more.

“The Community Development Department is excited to welcome Barbara,” says City Manager and Interim Community Development Director Brett Estes. “She brings a lot of experience to the position and will be able to hit the ground running.”

Fryer worked on affordable housing as a program manager with Community and Shelter Assistance of Oregon and as an intern at Innovative Housing Inc. in Portland. She started her career as the assistant planner for the Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Agency in Riverside, California. Fryer graduated with a Masters in Real Estate and Development from Portland State University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Whitman College.

"I am excited about working in Astoria, a city that honors its past and preserves its historic character, while diversifying economic opportunities.” said Fryer. “I am especially pleased to work in a city where neighbors know one another, are active in the community, and where locally-owned businesses thrive."

Fryer will begin her new position on Monday, August 12.

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-325-5824.

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