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Chair, Resource Management (Green) Committee, Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Chair, Employee Recognition Committee, Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Chair, Virtual Program Guide Task Force, Willamalane Park and Recreation District

Member, Springfield Chamber of Commerce Education Committee

Member, Springfield Parade Corporation

Member, Eugene 08 Olympic Trials Entertainment Committee


Event and public relations professional with demonstrated experience coordinating large-scale community events and sophisticated auctions, galas and fundraisers. Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines. Effective spokesperson for promoting organization in the community and through different media formats. Keen enthusiasm for and demonstrated participation in social media. Exemplary communication and presentation skills.

Work experience

Jul 2007Present

Cultural Affairs Supervisor

Willamalane Park and Recreation District
  • Supervise 50+ staff to plan and execute exceptional events for up to 6,000 attendees
  • Manage effective relationships with media partners, including KMTR, KVAL and Comcast
  • Respond to media inquiries, host interviews, write talking points and promote events
  • Initiated agency's social media presence on MySpace and blogs
May 2005Jul 2007

Community Relations Coordinator

Willamalane Park and Recreation District
  • Promoted programs and department interests to diverse community partners and stakeholders through interactive presentations, written communications and committee work
  • Wrote grant proposals and copy for agency program guide, training manuals and publicity
  • Coordinated special events and promotional open houses
Oct 2004May 2005

Special Events Coordinator

Looking Glass Youth and Family Services
  • Assisted in planning and execution of Celebrity Waiter auction, co-chaired silent auction
  • Organized fundraiser for foster children, collecting $2500 in cash donations and over 800 gifts
  • Wrote and edited copy for donor letters, newsletters, and annual campaign
  • Managed Friends of Looking Glass volunteer program, including recruitment and retention

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