Justin Brugger has been named director of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission effective May 14, succeeding Greg Leatherman, who was recently named the city's director of Community Development. Brugger will also manage the staff of the Redevelopment Department within the Community Development Division.
Brugger is currently a senior program manager for City Utilities and has been instrumental in implementation of the 18-year, $240 million plan to reduce combined sewer overflows. Brugger has worked for the city since January 2002 in both Public Works and City Utilities.
He holds a bachelor's degree in public affairs and a master's degree in public management from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana and the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club.
The Commission has spearheaded several redevelopment efforts, including the Harrison Square project downtown.