Victor Gonzalez has over 15 years of economic development organization strategic planning and community partnership building. As the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Sahuarita, he has provided leadership and coordinated the efforts for the Town’s economic, marketing and place-making strategies as well as establishing programing for small businesses. He recently spearheaded the successful application for $3 million Economic Development Administration grant for the Town of Sahuarita’s SAMTEC project. Victor is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD); a graduate of the University of Arizona, B.S. Regional Development; and successfully completed the Economic Development Institute sponsored by the University of Oklahoma. In 2009, The Arizona Association for Economic Development recognized Victor as Economic Developer of the Year, Small Community.