City Welcomes Caribou Native as New Events & Marketing Coordinator

CARIBOU, Maine (WAGM) --The City of Caribou has announced the hiring of Caribou native Christina Kane-Gibson as the new Events & Marketing Coordinator. Gibson is a 1997 graduate of Caribou High School, a 2001 graduate of Boston University and has spent the past 13 years working In Promotions & Marketing for the FOX owned television station in Austin, Texas and as the Public Information Officer for the City of Hutto, Texas.

“I am so excited to be back home,” Gibson said. “I’ve loved my time in Texas, but Caribou is where we want to be. During the past two years I worked closely with the Hutto [Texas] Downtown Manager and earned a true appreciation for community supported events as a key to economic vitality. With top-notch promotion and strategic marketing, we can enhance the economic base of Caribou and The County… and have a ton of fun in the process!”

Gibson is also working on her Certified Public Communicator designation from Texas Christian University. As part of her course work, she will prepare a Strategic Communications Plan for the City of Caribou which will include city-specific internal, external, event and crisis communications frameworks.

“This plan will help further the City’s communication efforts with a strategy tailored to the needs of Caribou,” Gibson explained. “I’m shooting for a completion deadline of July 2017 and will be turning to staff, Council and residents for information and feedback. This is a project that I am passionate about and I am very excited to work with you.”

Gibson, her husband John and sons seven-year-old Dean and four-year-old Jack are excited to be a part of the Caribou community. A Welcome Reception will be held on March 22, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at the Caribou Wellness Center multipurpose rooms. Members of the community are invited to come and connect. Light refreshments will be served.

Christina Kane-Gibson can be reached at 207.493.5319 or by emailing Christina.Kane-Gibson@cariboumaine.org.