Fianna is the Communications Manager and spokesperson for the City of Spokane’s Parks and Recreation division. She oversees communication of a $64M bond for Riverfront Park and promotion of all recreation and park programs.
Formerly, Fianna worked in healthcare as the public relations director for a medical non-profit in Seattle and locally for Inland Northwest Health Services (MedStar critical care aviation, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute). She is an adjunct Communication instructor specializing in interviewing, public speaking and research writing for 15 years, primarily at Bellevue Community College and EWU.
Thanks to the Miss America Organization, Fianna earned $86,000 in scholarships, graduating debt free with a Master’s degree in Communication from EWU and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Gonzaga University. She is currently earning a Ph.D. at Gonzaga.
Brief presentation description-
After voters overwhelmingly approved a bond to redevelop Riverfront Park, the project experienced misinformation, rumors, and negative sentiments . This presentation will focus on strategies and tools used in the ongoing effort to turn the tide. It will explore ways to re-engage the community, build trust and ignite a renewed enthusiasm for our downtown park.