Dawson County government has a new face in Public Relations Specialist Laura Fulcher.
Fulcher started at the county on Jan. 28 after her position was approved by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners during the 2019 budget process.
The position was frozen after the downturn in the economy, and the board approved allocating funds for the position in the fall to help promote the county and improve community relations.
In his February newsletter, County Manager David Headley said that Fulcher will be responsible for developing guidelines for disseminating information, outlining procedures to follow in a crisis and staying on top of the social media for the county.
“A priority task will be to establish good working relationships with the media and public by having a presence at the community level,” Headley said. “In addition to developing a relationship externally with the citizens, (Fulcher) will establish a good relationship in-house so other departments understand the need to keep the public aware of projects they have under way. She will be responsible for creating and enabling a higher level of communication between government, organizations and the general public.”
“I am very excited about my new role as Public Relations Specialist and to promote our great county and be a liaison with the community,” Fulcher said.
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and will graduate this May with her Master of Business Administration degree, where she specialized in the entrepreneurship tract. Her background is in event and project management.
Fulcher and her husband, Charlie, moved to Dawson County in 2015. When not working, they love to travel and spend time with their family, friends and most importantly their dog, Mabel.