City announces new communications manager

Published 7:09 pm Friday, June 23, 2017

The City of LaGrange announced Friday Katie Mercer Van Schoor as the new Marketing/Communications Manager for the City of LaGrange effective July 24, 2017. Van Schoor is currently the Morning and Midday anchor for WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Georgia. She has a nearly two decades of experience in news media from Fargo, North Dakota to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Van Schoor said, “I am extremely excited to be a part of the development and growth in my hometown. We have so many exciting projects in the works and the possibilities for LaGrange are limitless.”

As a LaGrange native, Van Schoor graduated from LaGrange High School and then went on to the University of Florida to major in news broadcasting. Upon graduation, Van Schoor worked in television news in several cities throughout the country. In 2008, she moved back to LaGrange with her husband James to start a family in her hometown.

“LaGrange is such a wonderful place to raise a family. Since I moved back home, I’ve been focused on making sure LaGrange gets the attention I feel it deserves. Initially, I wrote a column for 85 South-Out & About listing the many wonderful events going on in town. For the past two years, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working for WRBL and helping to showcase our beautiful city to a larger audience. I’m so proud to be from LaGrange and now I’m elated to work for the City of LaGrange and the wonderful people leading our city government.”

Van Schoor’s position as Marketing/Communications Manager will entail being responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing marketing initiatives for the City of LaGrange.

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