City Manager: DeJoy ‘No Longer Employed by the City’

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Warren City Planner Vince DeJoy speaks during Monday's commissioners work session.

WARREN, Pa. – Less than a year after being hired, Vince DeJoy is out as Department of Zoning, Codes, and Economic Development Director for the City of Warren.

City Manager Nancy Freenock confirmed DeJoy is no longer a City employee as of Oct. 22, though she would not elaborate on the reason why DeJoy’s employment came to an end.

“Mr. DeJoy is no longer employed by the City,” Freenock said. “This is a personnel matter and I have no further comment.”

DeJoy did not respond to a request seeking comment.

DeJoy took over the position vacated by David Hildebrand and one of his key roles had been the development of a new Comprehensive Plan. As recently as Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting, DeJoy was instrumental in shaping a public meeting about the new plan scheduled for Nov. 9.

DeJoy came to Warren city staff following an extensive career in Jamestown, New York.

In November 2019, DeJoy retired as Director of Development with the City of Jamestown (N.Y.). In that role, DeJoy was responsible for economic and community development initiatives and acted as the Department Head for Zoning and Code Enforcement. DeJoy also spent time as the Finance Committee Chair while serving on the Jamestown City Council.

“Vince is a welcome addition to City staff,” Freenock said when she introduced DeJoy to the City. “He has an engaging personality and is very outgoing. He will bring a fresh perspective to City staff and will be instrumental in moving the City forward.”