Salina Community Economic Development Organization
Mitch Robinson was hired in December of 2016 to become the first Executive Director of the Salina Community Economic Development Organization. The organization’s main purpose is to attract new jobs and investment into Salina and Saline County. The organization also works jointly with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce to expand the local entrepreneurial community, assist with expansion of the local housing market and other economic development activities.
This is Robinson’s fifth community to represent with previous positions in his native Kentucky and in Missouri. Salina is his third organization to startup. He has a BA in both Government and Economics from Western Kentucky University plus a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana State University. Robinson has also earned the CEcD certification from the International Economic Development Council. He has over 30 years of experience working in economic development.
He is married to Debbi Cecil Robinson and has three children living in Nashville, TN; Denver, CO and attending Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS.