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Wells to direct development in Cornelius

Ryan WellsRyan Wells, the former development services coordinator for the city of Hillsboro, has been hired as community development director in Cornelius.

He replaces Michael Cerbone, who left in November after helping to bring hundreds of new acres inside the city’s expanded urban growth boundary while also trying to meet the concerns of affected homeowners. Cerbone now works for Multnomah County.

Wells brings a wide range of experience, having worked for private industry and nonprofits as well, preparing applications for residential, industrial, commercial and public infrastructure projects.

In California, he worked for the Northcoast Regional Land Trust and Laco Associates, a planning services company.

He has facilitated projects in coordination with civil engineering, survey, architectural, environmental science, geotechnical and geo-environmental professionals.

Wells has a bachelor of science degree in natural resources planning and interpretation from Humboldt State University.