September Webinar


Lessons Learned from COVID-19

September 23    1:00 p.m.


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We thought we were prepared for just about any emergency or disaster that could hit our cities – and then COVID-19 happened.  From mask wearing to social distancing to telling our citizens whether hair salons are open, the job of the public information officer has involved some massive pivots.

Join our panel for some insights, wins, losses, and just downright funny positions we have found ourselves in.  We’ll hear from all areas of the state about how they handled the pandemic, what they’d do again, and what they’d change if they could.

Panelists:  Shannah Hayley, Communications & Community Outreach Director, City of Plano; Ryan Hunt, Managing Editor, City of Arlington; Devin Sanchez, Director of Communications, City of Odessa; Francisco Sanchez, TEM, MPA, Public Information Officer, Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management; and Jordan Schupbach, Director of Communications, City of Amarillo

Moderator:  Jay Warren, CPC, Director of Communication and Legislative Affairs, City of Arlington