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Tyler names new communications manager

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TYLER (KYTX) - During the City Manager update at the Tyler City Council Meeting today, City Manager Mark McDaniel announced the appointment of a new communications manager, Kristi Boyett.

Boyett has worked for the City of Tyler for more than seven years, most recently as the manager for organizational development. In that role she oversaw operations of the City University Department, the city's employee training program which includes New Employee Orientation, Leadership Academy, and the Mayor's Citizens Academy. She also serves on the city's Performance Excellence Program team, is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, the city's wellness committee chair and helped start the city's Toastmasters club, Blueprint Toasters, in 2009.

Boyett started her career with the city in 2005 as the special projects coordinator for the Solid Waste Department where she planned and organized environmental initiatives and events with the Keep Tyler Beautiful Board.

Also, she currently serves as the Publicity Chair for Women in Tyler, Bethesda Alliance Community Awareness Chair, Public Relations Officer for District 50 Toastmasters and is in Class 26 of Leadership Tyler.

Boyett grew up in Irving and moved to Tyler to be a Tyler Junior College Apache Belle. She earned an Associate's Degree from TJC and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, where she served as Editor in Chief of the award winning North Texas Daily newspaper. Before she worked for the City of Tyler, she was the feature writer for the Tyler Morning Telegraph newspaper for three years.

"It is a joy to make this announcement today," said Mark McDaniel.  "Kristi has been a valued member of the City of Tyler team for seven years and it is a pleasure to be able to promote from within the organization.  I look forward to her continued contributions to the City in this new role."

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