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WisDOT Interim Communications Manager

Under this contract, DAAR provided a Communications Specialist to serve as the interim Regional Communications Manager during a 1-year vacancy at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Southeast Region office.

Responsibilities involved providing support to the Regional Directors office for development of talking points and presentations, writing letter/e-mail responses for the region, and coordinating the annual legislative outreach program.

In addition, this contract included evaluating, preparing and implementing public outreach plans; responding to media inquires and monitoring local media for WisDOT stories; preparing project related press releases, newsletter and fact sheets; and developing the weekly construction report.

Project Deliverables:

  • Write, edit, and design public information documents.
  • Develop press releases
  • Coordinate and arrange special events
  • Assist in legislative outreach and media relations
  • Research and write content for various region presentations
  • Coordinate internal communications materials
  • Develop new, and maintain all current regional project Web sites