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Posted on: September 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Welcomes New Information Coordinator

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Information Coordinator Steven Sabel has joined the administration department of the City of Grants Pass. Sabel, a former community journalist and marketing professional, will be responsible for assisting the coordination of information between city departments, disseminating city information to local media outlets, publishing the city’s monthly newsletter, and managing the city’s social media platforms.

“The way people obtain their information today is quite different from how it used to be, and we want Grants Pass to remain on the cutting edge of modern information platforms as part of our continued commitment to accessibility,” said City Manager Aaron Cubic.

Sabel comes to Grants Pass from Southern California with an extensive history in community journalism and professional marketing. He served 12 years as a newspaper editor, garnering multiple awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists for writing, editing, and section design. He has also served as a marketing consultant and professional public relations representative for a variety of clients in several prominent industries.  “I’m happy to be a new Grants Pass resident, while serving the community in this important capacity as the city’s new information coordinator,” Sabel said.

Sabel will work under the direct guidance of City Recorder Karen Frerk as part of the city’s administration department. Frerk said that some of the immediate goals of the new position include the continual generation of relevant and timely content for the city’s various social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The city’s monthly newsletter, currently distributed with regular billing for water and sewer services, will undergo a redesign of certain elements, and include new expanded content about city services. “Steven (Sabel) brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him to this position, and we are looking forward to putting his skill sets to use for our community,” said Frerk. Sabel’s duties will also include the generation of regular press releases regarding city services, council actions, staff reports, and relevant city news.

For additional information , contact Sabel at (541)450-6011, or by email at

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