Friday, January 08, 2016

TOP STORY >> County hires spokeswoman

Cozetta Jones has been hired as Pulaski County’s communications director. County Judge Barry Hyde County made the announcement on Wednesday.

Jones will be in charge of promoting Pulaski County initiatives and services and will serve as the public spokeswoman.

“Ms. Jones will help spotlight all the wonderful work that is being done throughout the county and develop strategies to improve and strengthen the image of the Pulaski County government’s role in the community,” Hyde said.

Jones said, “Pulaski County has been my home for more than 30 years. I’m proud to serve in this role for the community in which my family and I live.”

Jones was previously communications director and a lobbyist for the Arkansas State Employees Association.

During the 90th General Assembly, she worked with the Bureau of Legislative Research to draft ASEA’s first legislative bill to focus on state employee retention. House Bill 1954, now Act 1068, created the Arkansas Workforce Retention Task Force for which she served as chair from June through December.

She has also worked as communications director for the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and as a writer and editor for UAMS.

She has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s in communications management from Webster University.