Communication & Information Manager, Merissa Green email@example.com
Merissa Green is the communication & information manager for the City of Auburndale. She is responsible for overseeing social media, publicity and promotions of all city activities. Prior to being hired by the city, Green spent 13 years working at The Ledger covering education, government, public housing and crime stories. Her work has garnered her multiple state awards. She is most noted for her coverage of slain Lakeland lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare that led to numerous national television appearances including MSNBC’s American Greed, Investigation Discovery, Oxygen Snapped and E! Investigates: Curse of the Lottery. Green is a 2000 Florida A&M University graduate and she has a degree in newspaper journalism. She is also a 2008 graduate of the New York Times Leadership Academy at Harvard University. Green’s honors include a community service award from the Polk County chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and recipient of Girls Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going” 2013 George Jenkins Award. She is also a United Way ReadingPal volunteer and a member of the Florida Public Relations Association, Dick Pope Chapter. In 2015 and 2016, Green was a nominee in the Polk Emerging Leaders Awards. She has been recognized in numerous publications for her expertise in social media.