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City seeks new spokesperson

Boulder City is looking for a new public information officer. Last week, current PIO JC Davis declined to renew his contract with the city.

Davis and the city originally agreed to a three-month contract that became month to month after the initial term.

Davis said his decision to leave was his own and he is leaving on good terms with the city.

“I have enjoyed working with the city and really appreciate the management team’s dedication to serving Boulder City residents,” Davis said via email. “Because the media is by its nature fast-paced and deserving of an exceptional level of responsiveness, I think the city will be well-served by engaging a firm that focuses on media relations.”

City Manager David Fraser said he appreciated Davis’ work and wishes him the best.

“JC did really great work for us,” Fraser said. “We had no issues working with him. He felt he just didn’t have the time to do the job on top of his other responsibility and I understand that.”

The city is now in the process of interviewing candidates for the new opening. Currently six people have applied for the position.

“We don’t have any new information right now,” Fraser said. “We are vetting candidates right now and we notify everyone when we make a selection.”

Fraser also hinted at the idea of hiring a public relations firm to work for the city.

“We have a few media firms that have expressed interest in doing public relations work for us,” Fraser said. “I think that might be a good option and help us be more proactive about getting information out to the public. A firm would give us a person assigned to Boulder City, but we would have a bigger organization to help us if our PR person needs a vacation.”

According to the bid posted by the city, the new PIO would sign a six-month contract with the option to extend if performance is satisfactory.

Contact reporter Max Lancaster at mlancaster @bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @MLancasterBCR.

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