The City of Carbondale has announced that Steve Mitchell has been named Economic Development Director, which was effective Oct. 3.

Mitchell was born and raised in Southern Illinois and earned a bachelor's degree in management and a master's degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Before accepting his role with Carbondale, Mitchell served as the technology and communications manager for the Management, Training & Consulting Corporation in Marion, a position he has been in since 1997.

Mitchell will be working in the City Manager’s office and can be reached at

— The Southern