3 CivicPlus Staff Members Elected in 2017 Local Government Elections
CivicPlus®, the integrated technology platform for local government, has been committed to servicing the needs of local governments for the past 20 years. The importance that CivicPlus places on being a part of the solution to allow municipalities to operate efficiently goes beyond its corporate values, however. CivicPlus aims to hire individuals who feel the type of personal commitment to public service that will enable them to be impactful allies for the clients they serve. For this reason, CivicPlus is proud to announce that three of its employees have been elected to local office. Mark Friesen, Marketing Director, has been re-elected to the Lindsborg City Council, Jerred McKee, Account Manager, has been elected to the Manhattan City Commission, and Katrina Lewison, Product Manager, has been elected to the USD 383 School Board.
“CivicPlus has long been committed to serving the needs of local government,” said CivicPlus President Brian Rempe. “We understand the important role that our public servants play in all of our day-to-day lives, which is why we look to hire individuals who share that same sense of enthusiasm and commitment to public service. We are proud to have Mark, Jerred, and Katrina all serving their local communities and serving CivicPlus’ local government clients.”
Mark Friesen – As the director of marketing at CivicPlus, Mark focuses on the citizen engagement and marketing communication trends that impact local governments. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and has over ten years of experience in B2C and B2B marketing. This will be Mark’s second consecutive term serving the Lindsborg City Council.
Jerred McKee – In his role as an account manager at CivicPlus, Jerred has served as a strategic advisor for city and county governments all over the country. His focus is on helping municipalities utilize technology solutions to be more transparent with citizens, make internal processes more efficient, and make it easier for citizens to do business municipalities. Jerred will serve a two-year term on the Manhattan City Commission.
Katrina Lewison – As a product manager, Katrina applies her expertise in project management, innovation, process management, citizen engagement, and managed services to the leadership of CivicEngage®. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Psychology and Leadership from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St Louis. This will be Katrina’s first term of service on the Manhattan School Board.
“It is truly an honor to serve my community, an honor I am pleased to share with the over 55,000 public servants who utilize CivicPlus’ products and solutions daily. Our local governments do incredibly important work improving the lives of citizens in our communities, and I value bringing my experience in public service to my role as Marketing Director at CivicPlus so that together with our clients, we can help local governments across the nation meet their individual community goals.”