City of Asheville announces new Division Manager for Community Development, Dennis Newburn

The City of Asheville welcomes Dennis Newburn to its Community and Economic Development department. Newburn will serve as Community Development Division Manager and manage the HOME and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs. He brings extensive experience in the areas of program administration, project management, contract compliance, program monitoring, and community planning.


Newburn comes to Asheville most recently from the city of Clarksville, Tennessee, where he was Director of Neighborhood and Community Services. His demonstrated commitment to public service, particularly in the areas of affordable housing and community development, made him an outstanding candidate for this position.


“The wealth of knowledge and experience that Dennis brings to this role will be such an asset to our team and our community,” says Nikki Reid, Director of Community and Economic Development. “His position will be to oversee programs that are instrumental to advancing our goals around affordable housing and we are thrilled to welcome Dennis to the team in Asheville.”

Today, May 15, marks Newburn’s first day at the City.

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