Parker Welcomes New Assistant Town Administrator/Development Services on Sept. 8
The Town of Parker is pleased to announce that John Batey has accepted the position of Assistant Town Administrator (ATA)/Development Services. Batey comes to the Town from Pueblo, Colorado, where he has served as the Executive Director of the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority (PURA) since 2010. In that position, he oversaw all functions of the PURA and implemented the directives of the Urban Renewal Authority Board of Commissioners.
“We are pleased to welcome John to our team,” said Town Administrator Randy Young. “John’s wide range of development experience will allow the Town to provide an even higher level of service in this area.”
Batey, who holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science, as well as a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, is a certified planner and seasoned redevelopment agency director. He has extensive experience in community and economic development, real estate finance, state and local government administration, high-level policy analysis and organizational development. Batey also has broad exposure to urban planning, business development, public finance, affordable housing and neighborhood improvement principles and practices.
“I am very excited for this new opportunity,” said Batey. “There are many innovative projects happening in Parker and I look forward to becoming an integral part of this community.”
As the ATA/Development Services, Batey will oversee the efforts of the Community Development; Economic Development; Parks, Recreation and Open Space; and Public Works Departments and provide strategic leadership, vision and coordination of efficient operations within those departments and with the development community.