June 24, 2016


Brunswick’s economic development chief departs

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick city officials are looking for a new economic development director following the unexpected resignation of Tim Smith.

Smith, who served as Brunswick’s economic development director for the last six years, tendered his resignation Feb. 18, effective immediately.

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

“It was just time. There were opportunities there, so I made the move,” Smith said when reached by phone Thursday.

He said he plans to go into businesses with his children and he’s looking at other job opportunities as well. He said he may restart his company, Altai Computer Solutions.

Before serving as economic development director, he served five years as a City Council member. Smith said he has always been focused on economic development in Brunswick and he hopes to continue to promote Brunswick.

“I’m very proud of what I accomplished with the city,” he said. “We have a record new amount of businesses open in Brunswick in the past year.”

Smith also helped work with county leaders on implementing a fiber-optic ring to connect Brunswick with rest of the county.

Brunswick interim City Manager Carl DeForest said the city will miss Smith’s dedication to the city.

“We’ll miss Tim’s enthusiasm and we wish him luck,” DeForest said.

The city will post the job opening in the next few days and DeForest said the city will accept applications for a replacement for at least a month.

Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.

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Loren Genson was The Gazette's senior reporter. From August 2012 through September 2015, she covered Brunswick city and state and national government. To contact The Gazette, call the managing editor at (330) 721-4065.