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Village of Newark gets dedicated economic development facilitator

There’s a change coming in economic development efforts in the village of Newark.

The Village announced in a press release that Mark Peake, Code Enforcement Officer and Economic Development Facilitator will now concentrate full-time effort on economic development initiatives in the community.


He’s worked for the village for 22 years and lives in the town of Arcadia.

Officials say Michael Bouwens will step into the role of Code Enforcement Officer for the village. He’s worked in the department of public works there for seven years, and served as a plant operator at the water treatment facility for the last eight years.

“Mark Peake has done an excellent job in the areas of code enforcement and economic development,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said. “I am excited that he will now be able to devote his full attention to economic development; especially with the knowledge that Michael’s background with the Village gives him the skills he needs to be a successful Code Enforcement Officer. We are fortunate to have filled these positions in-house.”



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