GLENS FALLS — The City of Glens Falls has hired a new director of communications.
Mayor Bill Collins announced Monday that the city has hired Tim Drawbridge of South Glens Falls.
Drawbridge comes to town from WTEN-TV in Albany, where he worked as an on-air weatherman.
He begins his new position on Tuesday this week on a part-time basis and will join the city full-time once his contract with WTEN-TV ends, according to a press release from the city.
Drawbridge has a long history of developing public relations campaigns and working with regional nonprofit organizations to develop messages and deliver them through the appropriate channels, be it video, audio, print or online release notes.
“We are pleased to add Tim to our great, hard-working team at City Hall,” Collins said. “His work behind the scenes – literally – with regional nonprofits to help them grow their reach and their voices will be very helpful as the city develops new outreach processes. Tim’s talent for communication is evident, as anyone who has seen him deliver his stories on television.
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The drawbridge fills a position left vacant when local author Lawrence Dudley, who was named the city’s communications director in January, left several months later to return to his old job.
Drawbridge’s broadcasting career began in Burlington, Vermont in 1993. In addition to WTEN-TV news, he has worked for a number of other Capital Area stations. He entered the Albany television market with Capital News 9 in September 2003, and had a brief stint at Fox 23 before joining WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 in 2007. Additionally, he was hired in 2008 by Great Escape in Queensbury for a public relations position. .
“Between the Downtown Revitalization Initiative plans moving forward and historic investments in paving and sidewalks in city neighborhoods, there’s a lot going on in Hometown USA,” said Drawbridge. “I can’t wait to dig into all the good news and make sure it gets out into the community.”
Drew Wardle is a journalist for The Post Star. You can contact him at 518-681-7343 or email him at [email protected]