Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Commerce City names new Communications Manager

COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City has named Michelle Halstead as its manager of communications.

Halstead will begin work at the city Monday, Jan. 24. She will be responsible for the city’s internal and external communication efforts and serve as the city’s public information officer.

“Commerce City has a wealth of wonderful stories to be told, and we are excited to have someone of Ms. Halstead’s capabilities on board to help us tell them,” said City Manager Jerry Flannery.

For the past three years, Halstead has served as a local government liaison for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT). In this role, she developed and managed relationships between CDOT and local elected officials, staff and public policy entities across 29 counties.

“I welcome the exciting communication opportunities and challenges that are associated with a vibrant, growing community like Commerce City,” Halstead said.

Prior to her work at CDOT, Halstead served as a public information officer with Kiewit Construction, working on the region’s high-profile Transportation Expansion (T-REX) Project.

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