Email received by FOIA:
By: Diane Benjamin
This ad was posted on September 19th in AppVault:
The Town of Normal is looking for a Communications & Community Relations Director!
The ideal candidate will be capable of translating these values into a robust communication program that supports the strategic plan of the Town of Normal. To that end, the Director will develop and execute communications projects and oversee all multi-media communications as the leader of the Communications Department. This position serves as an adviser to the City Manager and Town Council on community engagement, and is responsible for the oversight and delivery of the Town’s varied and integrated communications services including but not limited to: e-news and other online communications; internal communications, social media; traditional media and public relations; as well as outreach for Town projects and events. This position reports to the City Manager.
The starting salary for this position is up to $97,205 depending on qualifications. The full salary range for this position is $69,511 to $110,544.
Why is Normal hiring a Propaganda Manager?
To explain to you why everything you hear is wrong!
- The debt is just fine.
- Uptown is creating more prosperity than even imagined.
- The tax and fee increases in the last decade are a figment of your imagination.
- The insider property giveaways and ridiculous rent arrangements have been blown out of proportion.
- Connect Transit is fiscally responsible!
I could go on.
Wasn’t it less than two years ago Normal offered buyouts to highly paid employees to reduce payroll expenses?
Why do they want to add a person and pay benefits and a pension now?
Because they are losing the PR game and they know it.