ADRIAN — Lenawee County has its new whole-time marketing and advertising and communications coordinator. Jennifer Ambrose, who has been working with the county for seven decades under deal with Addison-based internet marketing company Hoyden Inventive Group started her new comprehensive-time part with the county Monday, March 6.
Ambrose was with Hoyden Creative Team from 2016-23 and throughout her tenure there worked with Lenawee County and its departments as nicely as lots of neighborhood small business and nonprofit consumers. Her specializations were general public relations, electronic media management and digital marketing. She also worked on model and interaction tactic.
“Through her services as a result of Hoyden, she has learned a large amount about Lenawee County govt, about the departments, the commissioners and how we run,” Murphy claimed. “When we had been allowed to seek the services of for her place and she utilized, we had some fantastic candidates that used for the place, but Jen just has the understanding that we desired. She comes to the table and gets began suitable away, which is terrific for us. We are truly privileged and joyful to have her as portion of our group.”
The place was newly designed past 12 months, along with two additional new positions that have but to be filled — a grants administrator and a neighborhood advancement coordinator. Ambrose hired in at an yearly wage of $58,398.21. The starting off annual income for the grants administrator is $54,578.16, and the setting up annual income for the neighborhood enhancement coordinator is $76,951.68. All a few positions have been accepted as portion of the 2023 price range very last yr.
The county was equipped to hire Ambrose after the county commission voted 7-1 in February to lift the selecting freeze it imposed at its January conference to type a subcommittee to even more analysis the positions. The lone vote versus lifting the freeze came from commissioner Kevon Martis, R-Riga Twp., who supports the new internet marketing and communications coordinator placement and the grants administrator situation. He does not assist choosing a community growth coordinator. Simply because all three positions have been lumped jointly 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 promoting and communications. She’s been seriously working with the county in marketing and communications for about 7 years by means of our agreement and she has carried out an remarkable career,” deputy county administrator Shannon Elliott explained. “She has one of the greatest views I have witnessed about participating neighborhood, participating inhabitants and truly being inclusive to our community so that all citizens are heard and can get section in the conversation back again and forth with county governing administration, which I think is very important for our fee and very important for our community and our citizens.”
Ambrose worked for Meritain Wellness from 2005-09. During her tenure there, she worked in many departments which includes voluntary benefits, chosen service provider businesses and out-of-community administration in positions of expanding obligation. Just before she wrapped up her time with the wellness insurance provider, she oversaw the renewal of all community contracts and managed an auditing crew.
She took a crack from complete-time do the job from 2009-16 to be a stay-at-home mother and volunteer for church and university pursuits.
Ambrose was with Lansing-primarily based technology firm Core Technologies Company from 2000-04, operating on all the firm’s promoting including information releases, newsletters, promotion, celebration administration and promoting campaigns.
“I’m quite excited — incredibly, really energized to be ready to concentrate on this full time and do anything that I appreciate and help the county converse much better with its constituents,” Ambrose mentioned. “Being ready to emphasis on it complete time and not in a agreement position, I’m likely to be able to do even a lot more.”
In her new function, Ambrose will look for to fully grasp how to superior connect with the general public to fulfill residents’ wants.
“There’s been some aggravation in people with not remaining capable to access the data on these conferences and not understanding exactly where they can obtain points on the site. It is not quite obvious and we’re now ready to set the recordings of the meetings on the site, but even that is confined in that we have experienced difficulties with seem. So I want to increase that so individuals can take part in govt even if they have work opportunities, youngsters, loved ones and issues like that,” Ambrose reported. “That goes with both equally sides — not only genuinely currently being capable to converse what is going on, but also becoming equipped to pay attention to how folks really feel about that and then gather that data and push it out to the administration and the commissioners.”