The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Names New Executive Director
PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS, September 9, 2011—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced the Board of Directors named Floyd Akers Executive Director of the PCDC. The decision passed with a unanimous vote during the Sept. 8 meeting.
Akers, who was Pflugerville’s City Attorney at the time, was named interim executive director of the PCDC in March when Charles Simon resigned. Continuing as City Attorney, Akers served dual roles for the past five months.
The PCDC Board of Directors President David Clay said the board’s decision to name Akers the executive director of the PCDC was based on his outstanding performance during his tenure as interim executive director.
“Under Floyd’s leadership, the PCDC has kicked off a number of great projects and developed an exciting and promising pipeline of prospects,” Clay said. “In addition to a vast amount of knowledge of the Pflugerville area, the current market and our community’s needs, Floyd is also a dedicated, enthusiastic leader.”
Pflugerville was once considered a small, bedroom community, but today the city has a population of approximately 50,000, features a large fly-over intersection of two major highways, a million-square-foot retail shopping center, a Restaurant Row in development, and is home to what will soon be the largest solar farm in the United Sates.
“I will continue to focus on achieving the goals the PCDC Board of Directors has set forth, which are to increase the city’s workforce by bringing more high-paying jobs to Pflugerville,” Akers said.
With the new appointment as executive director, Akers resigned from his City Attorney position, effective immediately. The City of Pflugerville plans to backfill the position.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation supports the city’s goals of smart growth while diversifying the city’s tax base and providing support to both commerce and the community. PCDC promotes Pflugerville as a desirable place for new businesses to operate, and supports existing businesses by helping to address their needs. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to businesses to begin doing business in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects.
Located 16 miles northeast of Austin and just south of Round Rock, Pflugerville is well-situated in a growing region. Recent transportation improvements, such as state highways 45 and 130, offer further linkage and direct access to other nearby cities and the region’s main airport. For more information, visit www.pfdevelopment.com.