The city of Princeton’s newest employee is anxious to be a part of a growing city, and in her role as the new director of community engagement, Tenishea Turner will be there every step of the way.
In her position, Turner oversees communication, marketing, community events and community engagement.
She said she is enjoying the challenge.
“Any new role, especially in city government, there is a lot of learning processes,” Turner said. “You have to make sure everything is aligned within every department, which is my goal.”
Turner has been in the position for about six weeks, starting just before the February winter storm.
In that time, Turner said she has focused her efforts on process improvement, finding out what can be improved and what works well, ensuring everyone is aware of the process. To do this, she has been meeting with various department heads to discuss what they need in terms of communication.
In her previous role as Partnership Specialist at the Department of Commerce, Turner had the opportunity to work with Princeton. She covered Collin, Fannin, Denton and Rockwall counties and educated cities, businesses, educational institutions, the county and the community about the census, why it was important and how they could use census information. She was also responsible for engaging the community to get them to complete the census which included a lot of events.
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By Dustin Butler • [email protected]