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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • MnDOT names new regional public affairs coordinator

  • Judy Jacobs is now serving as the public affairs coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Transportation – District 8, which encompasses 12 counties in west central and southwestern Minnesota.
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  • Judy Jacobs is now serving as the public affairs coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Transportation – District 8, which encompasses 12 counties in west central and southwestern Minnesota.
     
     
    Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience with MnDOT communications focusing on media relations, internal and external communications and public outreach. She most recently served as the Toward Zero Deaths regional coordinator for east central and west central Minnesota.
     
     
    “Judy’s expertise in communications will be critical to providing transportation users with information on road conditions and highway construction projects,” said Jon Huseby, District Engineer for MnDOT District 8. “Her extensive background in public outreach will prove beneficial as we work with local businesses and residents to minimize potential impacts during road construction.”
     
     
    Jacobs graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis with degrees in communications and media relations. 
     
     
    Jacobs replaces TJ Melcher, who recently transferred to serve as the public affairs coordinator in MnDOT’s northwest district, headquartered in Bemidji. Jacobs will serve as the first point of contact for reporters and the public seeking transportation-related information. 
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