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St. Pete hires communications manager for public works

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bill-logan-background-2St. Petersburg has taken some hard hits recently over two sewage spills, the condition of the city’s sewer system and investigations into the public works department.

To get more positive stories out, the city has hired a communications director for the public works department. He will earn $90,000 a year.

Bill Logan joined the Public Works Administration staff this week and was introduced to city council members Thursday.

“He will be a great addition to our staff,” public works administrator Claude Tankersley said. “Bill will help us streamline and focus our communications – both internally and externally.”

Logan is no stranger to the Tampa Bay community, coming to the newly-created role after more than a dozen years of weather forecasting and reporting at WFTS-TV in Tampa.  He has also worked as a reporter and anchor at local television stations WTSP, WTOG and WTVT as well as WFLA Radio during three decades in broadcasting. Bill also worked in Media Relations at Walt Disney World.

He and his wife, Lesley, a charter school Principal in Tampa – moved to the Bay area after getting married in 1987. Together, they’ve raised two daughters and have two grandchildren.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to highlight the important work being done to keep this community moving forward,” said Logan. “I enjoy taking complex issues and making them more understandable.”

Logan added, “I love being able to tell positive stories. We have some great stories here to tell.”

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