TOLEDO, Ohio - Councilwoman Sandy Spang will be stepping down from her seat on Council to accept an economic development position with the City of Toledo.
WTOL 11 reports Spang's official title for the City will be Small Business Services Commissioner. She will be tasked with building and supporting collaborative relationships with the existing business community, supporting the expansion of existing businesses and promoting the city to attract new businesses to Toledo.
At a Tuesday press conference announcing the hire and the restructuring of the city's economic development department, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said focusing on small business development is a major focus for his administration.
“Economic development and job creation - both for small and large businesses - is critically important for Toledo,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “Successful cities invest in creating jobs. We have a growing economy and this administration intends to ensure that we continue build on our momentum as we move forward.”
He said Spang's experience as a business owner and member of City Council "counts her among Toledo's best and brightest."
Spang's final day on Council will be December 31, leaving her at-large seat vacant. Her term was to expire in 2021.