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      Danville Names Telly Tucker as Director of Economic Development

      Danville City Manager Joe King announced Tuesday that Telly D. Tucker of Williamsburg has been selected to fill the city's vacant economic development director position.Tucker is currently the assistant economic development director in James City County. His first day on the job in Danville will be July 1."We are delighted to welcome Telly to our team," King said. "He has just the kind of experience, knowledge, skills and abilities we need to help grow this region's economy." Tucker was selected from among 62 applicants in a national search. During a recent visit to Danville, he had the opportunity to meet with City Council and staff and two dozen community leaders involved in economic development.Tucker has served as assistant economic development director in James City County for three years. Before that, he served with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as an enterprise zone program administrator for a year and a half.He launched his career with the City of Lynchburg, working for three years as its economic development specialist. He holds a bachelor's degree in international business from James Madison University, and he has obtained the certified economic developer designation from the International Economic Development Council.Tucker's annual salary will be $95,208.