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Town appoints new Manager of Communications

Posted on Tuesday November 07, 2017

The Town of Essex is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Denonville to the position of Manager of Communications.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, Denonville will be responsible for public engagement and communications efforts for the town, working with all departments to ensure citizens are made aware of the many projects and programs happening. He brings a wealth of experience to help continue the work of former Manager of Communications, and current Deputy Clerk, Laurie Brett.

Most recently, Denonville held the position of Events Planner with the Essex Region Conservation Authority, where he organized public events designed to engage and educate the public on the importance of environmental conservation. Before that, he was the Communication Coordinator for Athabasca County, a rural municipality in Northern Alberta, where he developed and implemented the county’s first communications plan. He also worked as a journalist in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Denonville holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Contemporary Studies, as well as a Master of Arts in Community Engagement and Social/Environmental Justice. During his MA program, he focused his major research project on community engagement and civic participation in the municipal context.

“Alex brings a wide range of experience that will serve him, and our citizens, well in this position,” says CAO Donna Hunter. “We look forward to having him continue the important work of engaging and informing people about the great things happening in our town.”

Denonville’s appointment is effective November 6, 2017.