THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jennifer Short Named County Development/Tourism Head
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Jennifer Short, long-time director of community relations for Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in this area, has been hired as the first-ever Director of Development and Tourism for Marinette County. The position was approved by Marinette county Board a few months ago but had remained vacant until now.
Short was introduced to Marinette County Board's Development Committee on Tuesday, July 7 by County Administrator John LeFebvre and is to be introduced to the Marinette County Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors at its meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The Development Committee is in charge of tourism and other promotional activities for the county.
Short worked for WPS in community relations for 18 years, working mainly from their Menominee office. She has done a lot of community outreach in both Marinette and Menominee counties and has worked with other energy companies on various projects over the years, including construction of a big new power plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Short said her role in these projects was talking with local officials, handling their concerns and determining what permits they might need.
She was employed by the Menominee Chamber of Commerce for three years from 1998 to 2001, prior to its merger with the Marinette Chamber, and has worked at times with Marinette County Tourist Alliance members on various projects. She is an active member of several local and regional community organizations.
In other activities for the day, the Development Committee approved reinstatement of the County Conservationist position as a separate entity, and elimination of a property tax listing position that will soon be vacated due to a retirement. Both positions are in the Land Conservation Department, headed by Greg Cleereman who currently is also handling County Conservationist duties.