NORTON — Charles “Bud” Posson, chairman of Norton City/County Economic Development, announced that Scott Sproul, current executive director, has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Northwest Kansas Economic Innovation Center Inc.

“We are excited for Scott to take on this new role,” Posson said. “The northwest Kansas region will benefit from Scott’s vision, creativity and economic development abilities. This really is a win for Norton County as well, since we are in the geographic region he will serve. We thank Mr. Sproul for his hard work and for the economic growth and progress Norton County has seen under his tenure.”

“I appreciate the Norton County community and look forward to continuing the success with the NCCED team in the future,” Sproul said. “In my new endeavor, I will be committed to continue that relationship with Norton County and build similar relationships in the other 25 northwest Kansas counties as well.”

Norton City/County Economic Development is a publicly funded organization to promote economic development in Norton County, particularly in the areas of job creation, downtown development, housing and community development.

The NCCED board of directors will immediately begin the search for a new executive director. Additional details of the position are available on the website under the Jobs tab.

For more information, call (785) 874-4816 or email