May 1, 2018 – Kearney, Nebraska. On May 11th, Darren Robinson, president of the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, will step down as the president of the organization. A Kearney native, Robinson has represented the EDC since 2010.
The EDC of Buffalo County is known for its leadership role in submitting the proposal for the Central Nebraska Veterans Home, recruiting Central Community College to their new Kearney facility, recruiting Xpanxion to construct its new technology center at the tech park, and a number of business and community projects throughout Buffalo County. In partnership with Buffalo County, the City of Kearney, City of Ravenna, and the City of Gibbon, the EDC has been involved in hundreds of millions of dollars of new investment.
As the president of the organization, Robinson is most pleased with the relationships established across the state, “Kearney and Buffalo County are held in high regard for our pro-growth attitude and our ability to work together as a community. I’m sincerely proud of how well we all work together to improve the communities of Buffalo County. The relationships and positive attitude make all the difference when it comes to a community being successful.”
Brad Holbrook, EDC Chairman of the Board, said, “With the projects the EDC has led, Darren is leaving the organization in a position of notoriety and the EDC is in good hands with Kelsey and Elizabeth. We have enjoyed the relationship Mr. Robinson and the Board of Directors have established over the past eight years. We wish Darren the best on his new endeavor and we know he will continue to support the organization as needed.”
Robinson will assume his new role on May 14th as the Executive Director of KAAPA Cooperative. Robinson will stay on with the EDC working in an as needed capacity as a Strategic Projects Advisor to the Board of Directors until such time a replacement is hired. Holbrook stated, “The EDC has a number of exciting projects in the queue. It is important that our statewide partners know that Darren will remain engaged to carry any existing projects or grants through to completion.”
The position opening and job description can be found on the EDC’s website at www.edcbc.com.