Sheridan County has announced the have a new COVID-19 Public Information Officer.
According to a release from the Sheridan County Commission, Jennifer Graves will be the point-of-contact for pandemic-related information coming from Sheridan County and their Incident Management Team (IMT).
Working with IMT, Public Health officials and the community, she will provide timely updates concerning monitoring, contact tracing, impacts to local businesses and government services, community resources, and best practices to prevent community spread.
Graves takes over the position from Lt. Levi Dominguez, who previously provided PIO services on behalf the Incident Management Team (IMT) in addition to his normal duties.
Sheriff Alan Thompson said, “We would like to thank our community for their patience while we obtained the resources we needed to communicate regularly with the public. We are excited to have Jennifer on board and to allow our staff to focus on their primary roles.”
Graves has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University. She has 15 years of professional communications experience working with municipal governments and public service organizations.
Graves has lived in Sheridan since May along with her husband John.
The COVID-19 PIO position is temporary and funded by the CARES Act.