Toyer announces plans to leave WC

David Toyer, Webster City’s economic developer, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving his position with the city to accept a post with the Greater Burlington Partnership in Burlington.

Toyer will serve as the organization’s?director of economic development. His duties there will begin on May 15. His final day on the job in Webster City is May 7.

On the GBP website, Jason Hutchinson, president of the organization, said Toyer will lead the division also known as Grow Greater Burlington. He will head up the business attraction and retention efforts as well as the continued development of Flint Ridge Business Park.

Toyer came to Webster City in early 2010 as an economic development consultant to assist with many of the ongoing economic development activities as Webster City faced the closure of Electrolux. He was hired as a city employee in late 2011.

“I believe strongly in the great opportunities ahead for Webster City,”?Toyer said. “The community has some wonderful features. This is a unique, high quality community.”

Toyer said his new position fit well with his professional growth goals.

“It was a difficult decision to leave Webster City,:?he said. “It’ll be hard not to be here for the finish of some of those projects.”

The economic developer said he plans to put an emphasis on transition planning during his last weeks on the job in Webster City.