Director of Community Development: Keaton DePriest
Phone: (716) 632-4120 x3017

The Director of Community Development sets and guides the strategy for all economic development and communication initiatives, and clearly articulates the Village’s mission to create a walkable, sustainable community through smart growth and New Urbanism principles.

Duties include:

  • Working with residents, businesses and other elected officials to advance the vision set by the Mayor and Board of Trustees
  • Creating a brand for the Village of Williamsville and communicating the vision effectively by speaking with the media, local and national, and with elected officials and their staff
  • Leading the generation of traditional and online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Working with the Administrator, Mayor and Trustees to decide to whom, where and when to disseminate and through what means
  • Coordinating, organizing and scheduling press conferences, interviews, commercials and all other events necessary to effectively communicate the Village of Williamsville message


Picture Main Street

A $3 million plan to transform Main Street into a safer, more walkable business district and social gathering place. Click to see the full plan at