The City of Union has promoted Melissa Hinkle to the position of Communications and Operations Director.
Hinkle had previously served as the Interim City Clerk and Treasurer, and also as the Communications Coordinator for the city.
Hinkle will remain focused on all communication issues for the city, in addition to the day-to-day office administration and other duties as assigned.
Hinkle has worked for the City of Union since September of 2016. Prior to joining the Union staff, she was the Director of Marketing and Public Information at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, where she worked nine years. She also has experience as the Sports Information Director/Informational Specialist at Angelo State (Tx.) University where she spent 12 years.
Hinkle is a graduate of Truman State University in Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and History. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Missouri State University.
Hinkle, and her husband, Eric, reside in Union, with their two children.