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12/1/2016 Member News
City of St. Petersburg Public Works Hires Bill Logan as Communications Manager

City of St. Petersburg Public Works Hires Bill Logan as Communications Manager

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 1, 2016) – In the continuing effort to “put the ‘public’ back in Public Works,” the St. Petersburg City Council met the new Public Works Communications Manager this morning.

Bill Logan – who officially joined the Public Works Administration staff this week – was introduced this morning by Administrator Claude Tankersley during his regular update to council.

“He will be a great addition to our staff,” said Tankersley. “Bill will help us streamline and focus our communications – both internally and externally.”

Logan is no stranger to the Tampa Bay community, coming to the newly-created role after more than a dozen years of weather forecasting and reporting at WFTS-TV in Tampa. He has also worked as a reporter and anchor at local television stations WTSP, WTOG and WTVT as well as WFLA Radio over three decades in broadcasting. Bill also worked in Media Relations at Walt Disney World.

He and his wife Lesley – a Charter School Principal in Tampa – moved to the Bay area after getting married in 1987. Together, they’ve raised two daughters and now have two young grandchildren who all reside locally.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to highlight the important work being done to keep this community moving forward,” said Logan. “I enjoy taking complex issues and making them more understandable.”

With an office in City Hall, Logan will work closely with Mr. Tankersley and each of the departments within Public Works, including Engineering, Water Resources, Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations, and Fleet Management.

“I love being able to tell positive stories,” said Logan. “We have some great stories here to tell.”

The new Public Works Communications Manager can be reached -- effective immediately -- at [email protected] or (727) 893-7250. A new twitter feed has also been initiated @StPetePW.