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City of Battle Creek, MI
Jessica VanderKolk has served for nearly nine years as the communications manager and public information officer for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan. She manages daily and emergency communications and messaging for all city departments, coordinates media relations, leads the management of the city’s social media accounts, and creates and delivers content in many other ways to tell the city’s story.
Previously, Jessica spent about a decade working as a newspaper reporter in Michigan and Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She has written and presented for a variety of organizations to promote Battle Creek and communications in local government.