Ashley Klemer


City of Bloomington

Current Position and how long

Communications Specialist - 6 years

Other experience: Professional, communications, education or anything else you'd like to share

I have served as an MAGC board member for two years, a Northern Lights Awards Contest planning committee member for five years and an MAGC Communications Committee member for four years. I also helped coordinate MAGC's 2020 Fall Conference, the first virtual conference for MAGC.

Why do you want to be a Minnesota Association of Government Communicators board member?

I'd love to use my skills to help maintain and enrich the offerings of the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators so others can enjoy connections with peers, learning sessions, opportunities to share and evolve in their work and more.

What qualities and attributes will you bring to the organization?

I am a storyteller and a planner. I think my skills will be an asset to MAGC in planning and helping coordinate the Northern Lights Awards, recognizing volunteers, getting the word out about the value of MAGC and more.

What do you consider to be the major issues facing government communicators today?

Over the past year and a half the work of the government communicator has been more important than ever. All of us have become well-versed in things like crisis communications, media relations and coordinating engagement in new ways (e.g. socially distanced and virtual). As a result of heavier workloads and shorter deadlines, I think a major challenge facing government communicators today is burn out.

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