City of Roanoke Hires Communications and Community Engagement Specialist

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Deborah H. Bell

The City of Roanoke has announced that Deborah H. Bell has been hired to serve as
one of two communications and community engagement specialists, replacing
recently retired staff.

Deborah, joins the city of Roanoke after serving for nearly eight years as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Office of the Attorney General, Mark Herring, where she led outreach and communications efforts for a region of 21 counties.

Deborah’s previous role included various aspects of crime prevention. Deborah graduated from Virginia Tech, Radford University and Virginia Western Community College and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America.

His job in the City will be to responsibilities which will include community outreach and engagement, media relationships, preparation of various communications for broadcast, digital content and crisis communication.

“Deborah’s deep network in this part of Virginia and her extensive outreach and engagement work will serve the city well in its ongoing efforts to communicate and engage our community,” stated by Roanoke City Manager, Bob Cowell.

” I am really honored to have this opportunity to continue my role in public service here in my hometown,” Bell said.I would like to thank the Town of Roanoke and more particularly people from the city manager’s office for including me in such a good team. I believe that thanks to this group of dedicated and talented people, Roanoke City will continue to be a great place that we are all proud to call our residence.”

The second Communications and Community Engagement Specialist to be announced in the coming weeks

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