City of Wheeling Hires Michele Rejonis as Its Marketing Director

Photo by Joselyn King Michele Rejonis, marketing and communications relations specialist for the city of Wheeling, sits down for a day at the office.

The community has a person to tell them when there’s a summer movie or concert at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, an event at Centre Market or a special happening in Wheeling any time of year.

Michele Rejonis assumed the job of marketing and communications relations specialist for the city of Wheeling on July 30.

It’s a role that has her sitting on the Wheeling 250 committee and helping to plan the city’s 250th birthday celebration next year.

Soon, she will start to put together next summer’s list of community events in Wheeling, and she hinted she might have some new and different plans for the city’s schedule next year.

“There’s a lot of exciting things going on in Wheeling right now,” Rejonis said. “We’ve seen a lot of additions to the downtown area, and I think our city council and administration is very progressive at this point.

“When I saw the advertisement for this role, I was very intrigued,” she said. “It was a great opportunity to be a part of the growth and the progression of the city of Wheeling.”

Among her first duties will be to work with Philip Stahl, communications coordinator for the Wheeling Police Department, on an effort to inform the public about the city’s upcoming $20 million levy to build a public safety building.

And last week she attended her first Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade committee meeting asa representative of the city of Wheeling.

Rejonis is a graduate of John Marshall High School and Bethany College. She has past experience as a newspaper reporter, an event planner and in advertising.

She has also been married to retired Wheeling Police officer Randy Rejonis for more than 20 years.

Rejonis said she is especially happy to be working for the city of Wheeling.

“It’s great to have the opportunity,” Rejonis said. “I love coming to work everyday, and I love what I do. I’ve heard that if you love what you do, you don’t work a day in your life.”

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