Ramirez, former Lowell city councilor, to oversee Devens

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LOWELL — George Ramirez, the former city councilor, has resigned his state job to go to work for MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development office, overseeing the agency’s efforts at Devens.

MassDevelopment President and CEO Robert L. Culver made the announcement late Friday morning. He said Ramirez was one of more than 70 applicants for the position. His first day is May 3.

Ramirez’ resignation from his current position — general council and deputy director of the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development — is effective April 30. Ramirez, who lives in Belvidere, resigned from the City Council in 2007 to accept that job.

“I am thrilled to welcome George to MassDevelopment,” said Culver. “His experience in government at the local and state levels and his ability to bring people with a variety of viewpoints together will serve the Devens community and Massachusetts well in the months and years to come.”

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