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Town of Blackfalds welcomes new Communications Officer

The Town of Blackfalds welcomed Dean Turnquist as the newest member of the team at the Town

The Town of Blackfalds welcomed Dean Turnquist as the newest member of the team at the Town.

This position will play a key role in assisting the Mayor, Council and staff in providing timely and effective communications strategies for key topics that affect our community.

“We are excited to bring Dean on board and look forward to having him assist us in moving forward our vision and mission of creating the best possible community for our residents,” stated Chief Administrative Officer, Myron Thompson.

Turnquist brings a wealth of experience to this position with a government, health care and not-for-profit background, including the past 7 years in post-secondary, offering communications, marketing, media and public relations, as well as event planning, coaching, teaching, project management, critical writing, and strategic planning.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to come to a community that is on the rise!” says Turnquist. “With so much happening in and around Blackfalds, I look forward to promoting our success as the benchmark of a great community.”

The Communication Officer is primarily responsible for internal and external communications, brand management and media relations for the Town of Blackfalds.

This position also supports Council and staff in providing strategic direction and advice for all matters that affect the Town. Turnquist started his new role with the Town of Blackfalds this week.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

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