Cyrus Reimer is the new Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Town of Niverville.
This is the first time that Niverville has had such a position.
Before this, Reimer worked with MLA Ron Schuler. Reimer explains that with an election and change of government, there are a lot of changes that take place.
“It was a very amicable parting. Ron was very adamant that I needed to get out and work my way up in other positions, and so I took his advice,” he says. “I noticed that Niverville Community, which I love and have worked in for the past year and a half for Ron, was looking for a Director of Communications and Public Relations, and so I applied and I'm very glad that they saw promise in me.”
He will be handling a lot of communication strategy, public relations strategy, media events, media relations, and other similar things.
Reimer shares his qualifications.
“I have worked for Ron Schuler now for the past year and a half. I have also spent quite a few years working for Providence University College as a recruitment specialist, so I have lots of training in media relations, public relations press releases, communication strategy, ad creation, all those sorts of things.”
He will be an employee of the Town of Niverville, and will assist the Town CAO Eric King. He will be working full-time and will have an office in town hall.
Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck says Reimer will be handling a lot of the communication that happens with residents.
“There's just certain things that should come from the town which aren't necessarily political, so while I will do public relations on a different scale, this is about just engaging the public on a day-to-day of what the meetings are about. So not speaking for anyone, but speaking to better inform people on what's going on in the town.”
He says this will help them communicate more often and more effectively.
“A lot of times people are like, ‘When is this happening?’ or ‘Why hasn’t this happened yet’ or ‘What did they do that for?’ So hopefully to try and just provide information on that to better inform people so they have a greater knowledge and understanding of what's going on in the community they live in.”
With files from Adi Loewen
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