Jim Flick, Economic Development Director and Public Information Officer
Jim Flick joined Deerfield Township as Economic Development Director and Public Information Officer in July 2018. His main job duties include cultivating and maintaining close working relationships with relevant economic, community, and workforce development partners in Southwest Ohio to facilitate a collaborative framework for business recruitment and retention activities. He also serves as the primary public relations and communications official for the Township.
Mr. Flick has over 11 years’ experience in data analytics, research, communications, project management and public affairs within government, real estate, and legal settings.
Prior to joining Deerfield Township, Mr. Flick spent two and a half years at the City of Cincinnati’s Department of Community and Economic Development as a Development Officer within the Major Projects Division and was an Interim Division Manager of its Policy and Communications Division. He also spent five years at the commercial real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield, most recently as the Vice President of Research and Marketing.
Mr. Flick is currently an Adjunct Instructor for the Masters of Public Administration program at Northern Kentucky University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in 2010. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University.
Mr. Flick believes in government information transparency and in public engagement as a means to guide development activities in a smart and sustainable way.