Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reflections from March's Featured Member of the Month

By Erin Vader
Communication and Public Engagement Manager, City of Olathe, KS
NAGC Featured Member of the Month

Why NAGC?   NAGC Communication School was my first foray into the world of government communications.  The session content and the networking were invaluable to a then rookie. Most importantly, as a one-person shop, I loved the camaraderie between members.  Those connections have proven invaluable over the years and I’ve received guidance and support on a number of endeavors ranging from website vendor selection to social media management.

About Olathe:  Olathe “the city beautiful” is the fourth largest city in the state of Kansas and is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest.  Olathe is located just 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, offering a lifestyle of exceptional quality. A drive through Olathe's attractive neighborhoods shows a well-planned, pleasing community. Olathe's Fire and Police Departments are among the finest in the state. The award winning Olathe Public Schools is one of the best in the nation. Olathe has been named a “best place to live” from Money magazine and was recognized as a Fast City by Fast Company magazine.

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About Erin: Erin Vader is the Communication and Public Engagement Manager for the City of Olathe, KS.  Erin oversees public and media relations, digital/social media, video production, web content, and internal communications.  Erin has been in her current role for five years and with the City of Olathe since 2004.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska.  Erin is also a Certified Public Manager. 

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