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Communications Program Manager
Member Since: 2001
Jon, an Enumclaw, Washington native, began his career in municipal communications as the City of Enumclaw's Media Services Manager in 2000. Seeking new horizons and sunnier climates, Jon relocated to Pasco, Washington, in 2011. There, he took on the role of Communications Program Manager for the City of Pasco, nestled in the heart of Washington State's Tri-Cities. His responsibilities in Pasco are multifaceted, encompassing the management of Pasco City Television, the city's website, various social media platforms, print publications, and serving as the primary press liaison.
Jon's expertise and dedication extend beyond his local responsibilities. He has been an active member of the ACM's Northwest Region Board since 2001, showcasing his long-term commitment to the field. His contributions to the ACM reached a national level when he served on their National Board from 2013 to 2019 as the NW Representative, including a term as Chair in 2017. His dedication and leadership were recognized in 2021 when he received the prestigious ACM Buske Leadership Award.
In addition to his work with ACM, Jon plays a significant role in the Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (WATOA), where he currently serves as the 2023 President and previously held this position in 2009.
Jon's academic background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Broadcasting from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He now resides in Richland, WA, with his wife Roberta and her two sons. Embracing the local culture, Jon enjoys the vibrant lifestyle in the heart of Washington's renowned wine country.
Company \ Agency Member
City of Pasco, WA
Pacific Lutheran University 1991
2006 ACM Best of the Northwest - Overall Excellence
2008 GPA Overall Excellence Award - Finalist
2009 ACM Hometown Award - Overall Excellence
2012 GPA Honorable Mention
2014 GPA Honorable Mention
2018 ACM Hometown Media Award
2019 ACM Best of the Northwest Awards
2020 GPA Award of Honor
2020 GPA Award of Distinction
2021 ACM Buske Leadership Award
Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club
WATOA President, 2023
WATOA President, 2009
Alliance for Community National Board, 2013-2019
Enumclaw Rotary Club 2001-2011
Alliance for Community Media Northwest Regional Board