City of Grand Junction hires communication and engagement director

Sara Spaulding
Sara Spaulding

Sara Spaulding has joined the City of Grand Junction as director of the newly created Communications and Engagement Department.

The department provides communications planning to inform and involve city staff and residents. The department manages the city website, social media accounts and other channels.

Spaulding previously served as public information officer and communications manager for the City of Wheat Ridge and Wheat Ridge Police Department. She also worked in communications for the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and held leadership positions with corporations, hospitals and nonprofit organizations. She holds a master’s of communications degree from Colorado State University. She’s a member of the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows.

“I’m excited to join the City of Grand Junction staff, putting my skills to work guiding the communications team in order to increase engagement and outreach on issues that matter to the community,” Spaulding said.

Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton praised the addition. “Sara is highly qualified and an expert in her field. I am pleased that we have been able to add resources to the city’s communications and engagement efforts.”