ADRIAN — Lenawee County has its new total-time internet marketing and communications coordinator. Jennifer Ambrose, who has been functioning with the county for 7 years under deal with Addison-primarily based promoting firm Hoyden Imaginative Team started her new complete-time role with the county Monday, March 6.
Ambrose was with Hoyden Artistic Team from 2016-23 and throughout her tenure there worked with Lenawee County and its departments as well as numerous regional organization and nonprofit customers. Her specializations were general public relations, electronic media administration and electronic promotion. She also worked on brand name and conversation technique.
“Through her provider through Hoyden, she has acquired a whole lot about Lenawee County government, about the departments, the commissioners and how we function,” Murphy claimed. “When we were allowed to seek the services of for her situation and she applied, we experienced some fantastic candidates that used for the position, but Jen just has the knowledge that we necessary. She arrives to the desk and receives begun proper absent, which is excellent for us. We are seriously lucky and joyful to have her as section of our team.”
The place was freshly established previous yr, along with two added new positions that have still to be crammed — a grants administrator and a community improvement coordinator. Ambrose hired in at an once-a-year income of $58,398.21. The beginning annual salary for the grants administrator is $54,578.16, and the beginning annual income for the local community enhancement coordinator is $76,951.68. All 3 positions had been permitted as component of the 2023 budget final 12 months.
The county was capable to use Ambrose immediately after the county fee voted 7-1 in February to elevate the employing freeze it imposed at its January meeting to sort a subcommittee to even further investigation the positions. The lone vote from lifting the freeze came from commissioner Kevon Martis, R-Riga Twp., who supports the new advertising and marketing and communications coordinator place and the grants administrator situation. He does not help selecting a community advancement coordinator. For the reason that all a few positions have been lumped alongside one another in just one vote, Martis voted “no.” Commissioner Dustin Krasny, R-Cambridge Twp., was absent.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Ambrose with us on marketing and communications. She’s been truly doing the job with the county in marketing and communications for about 7 many years as a result of our contract and she has accomplished an wonderful position,” deputy county administrator Shannon Elliott mentioned. “She has one of the very best views I have seen about partaking local community, participating inhabitants and definitely staying inclusive to our community so that all inhabitants are heard and can choose section in the conversation back again and forth with county governing administration, which I assume is crucial for our fee and essential for our neighborhood and our inhabitants.”
Ambrose worked for Meritain Well being from 2005-09. During her tenure there, she worked in several departments which includes voluntary advantages, preferred provider businesses and out-of-network administration in positions of growing responsibility. In advance of she wrapped up her time with the health coverage provider, she oversaw the renewal of all community contracts and managed an auditing crew.
She took a break from total-time function from 2009-16 to be a stay-at-dwelling mom and volunteer for church and university pursuits.
Ambrose was with Lansing-centered technologies firm Core Technology Corporation from 2000-04, doing work on all the firm’s advertising and marketing which includes news releases, newsletters, advertising, function administration and advertising campaigns.
“I’m quite psyched — extremely, extremely excited to be in a position to concentrate on this whole time and do some thing that I like and aid the county converse much better with its constituents,” Ambrose reported. “Being in a position to emphasis on it comprehensive time and not in a agreement situation, I’m likely to be capable to do even extra.”
In her new part, Ambrose will seek to fully grasp how to far better connect with the community to satisfy residents’ demands.
“There’s been some aggravation in people with not getting equipped to accessibility the data on these meetings and not being aware of the place they can find matters on the web page. It’s not very distinct and we’re now able to place the recordings of the conferences on the website, but even that is limited in that we have experienced difficulties with sound. So I want to enrich that so persons can participate in federal government even if they have work, young children, family members and things like that,” Ambrose claimed. “That goes with equally sides — not only genuinely getting able to communicate what’s taking place, but also being ready to hear to how persons come to feel about that and then gather that information and facts and push it out to the administration and the commissioners.”