Sedgwick County’s reset of its communications and public information efforts has begun.
The County Commission on Wednesday approved changes to County Manager Michael Scholes’ staff structure.
The unanimous vote created two new positions: deputy county manager and public information officer.
The deputy county manager position will be posted and filled in the near future, according to a county news release. Details about that position are still developing.
The public information officer would work with Scholes and the commissioners on communications efforts with the media and community groups.
Scholes named Kate Flavin, assistant to the county manager, as interim public information officer.
The corporate communications office, managed by Jill Tinsley, would manage the county website, produce videos and handle social media and internal communications with staff and publications.
The changes come about a week after longtime county spokeswoman Kristi Zukovich told The Eagle she had been asked to resign. Her position, director of communications and community initiatives, was eliminated in Wednesday’s vote.