Hickory's Communications and Marketing Manager, Dana Kaminske, Elected President-Elect of State Communicators' Organization


Communities across North Carolina gathered at the annual North Carolina City & County Communicators' (NC3C) Conference in Charlotte, April 5 through 7.

At the membership meeting on Friday, April 7, Dana Kaminske, the Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of Hickory, was elected to the President-Elect position on the NC3C board for 2017.

"Dana has done an excellent job serving on the NC3C board as the Vice President last year and planning the annual conference that was just held in Charlotte," said Catherine Lazorko, NC3C President. "She has a wealth of experience serving on professional and non-profit boards. She is organized, forward-thinking, positive and committed to providing information to citizens. We look forward to having her serve as the President-Elect this year."

"It's exciting to see how NC3C has tremendously grown over the past ten years. Communicators from Hickory and Catawba County were a part of creating this organization and its leadership and I am thrilled to be a part of that history," said Kaminske. "I have enjoyed being a member of NC3C, serving as the Secretary and Vice President roles. And I look forward to serving as the President-Elect. I have gained a lot of knowledge and close colleagues through this organization. I feel serving on the board is one way I can give back to them."

The 2017NC3C board is as follows:

  1. President - Catherine Lazorko - Town of Chapel Hill
  2. President Elect - Dana Kaminske, City of Hickory
  3. Vice President - Rebecca Carter, Mecklenburg County
  4. Secretary - Joni Powell, Town of Holly Springs
  5. Treasurer - Rick Mercier, Town of Garner
  6. Past President - Glenn Hargett, City of Jacksonville
  7. Executive Committee Members - Max Taintor, Buncombe County, Kasia Faryna Thompson, Cabarrus County, and Tameka
    Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount.

NC3C was formed in 2007 by 27 professional communicators from across North Carolina. Since that time, the organization has grown into an organization of more than 100 members, representing cities, counties, school systems, universities, transit authorities, utilities, and more. The North Carolina City & County Communicators is dedicated to the professional development and networking of local governmental communications professionals. A decade later, NC3C is one of the strongest government communicator organizations in the country.

NC3C's goals are to exchange information and ideas, encourage professional career development and training, and promote the necessity of the public information and communication functions in local government. Members are able to network with peers and gain support to assist with programs, participate in an annual awards competition, and attend conferences and professional development opportunities in various locations throughout the state.

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