Events coordinator chosenWritten by Justin R. Kalmes | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo has offered a part-time position to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s former spokeswoman to plan summer entertainment at Promenade Park, the woman offered the job confirmed March 27.
Paulette Huber, who served as Finkbeiner’s public information officer during his first administration, said she’s in negotiations with the city to coordinate support services for summer events, specifically those that coincide with the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays. She said the city has not offered her a specific dollar amount for her services and she was unsure if the position had been accounted for in the budget accepted March 25 by Toledo City Council.
“This is something important for the city of Toledo whether it’s compensated or not,” Huber said.
Much of what Huber’s role will be in organizing events Downtown will be determined April 1 after she meets with city employees who have begun initial planning, she said.
“This is not a new incarnation of CitiFest,” Huber said in reference to the organization previously responsible for summer entertainment Downtown. CitiFest Inc. dissolved in January due to its more than $250,000 of debt.
Huber works for Poggemeyer Design Group. She said she has experience planning events and fundraisers for the various organizations with which she has been affiliated.