Board of Directors

Board Member
Shannon Flanagan-Watson
Interim Director for Economic Development
Arlington Economic Development



Appointed as Deputy County Manager of Arlington Economic Development in May 2018, Shannon Flanagan-Watson has oversight responsibility for AED, the Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development, and the Department of Technology Services. She is responsible for Constituent Services and Legislative Affairs.

Shannon served as an Assistant County Manager with Arlington from 2005-2018 and served as the Business Ombudsman working in partnership with the Arlington business community. She served as Acting Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation from 2012 - 2013.

Shannon holds a MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Communications from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.