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On the Job: Andrea Vaughn

Winter Garden is a booming city that had only 2 or 3 stores in downtown during the 1980’s, but now boasts a thriving community of businesses, homes and local activities.

But what does it take to run a city like Winter Garden? The Journalism X  team goes behind the scenes with Andrea Vaughn, Community Relations Manager of the City of Winter Garden to learn more about how our city functions.

Vaughn’s roots lie within the City of Winter Garden. Born in Central Florida and raised in this community, she graduated high school at West Orange High and chose to pursue her career in State Government working as a legislative aide, as well as assisting a representative in the House of Representatives. With Andrea’s amazing qualifications and passion to work with the community, choosing to go back to her hometown and continue her career in government work was an easy decision.

According to Ms. Andrea, you need a lot of people to run a city. Jobs include accountants, engineers, lifeguards for the city’s 2 pools, solid waste employees, police officers and so much more. Andrea works on marketing and public relations for the city as well as producing the city newsletter that comes out 3 times a year and assists with a lot of city events just like the vigil held near the Winter Garden fountain a few weeks ago to honor the victims of the Pulse Night Club tragedy. Her job for an event like the vigil is to coordinate behind the scenes work with police officers to maintain a safe environment and trash collection since more guests will visit the town and other departments.

Andrea Vaughn – Community Relations Manager of the City of Winter Garden

Touching nearly every department in the city, Andrea has a lot on her plate as she never works solo. She always works with other department’s to succeed at her job.

Being in Winter Garden for most of her life, Andrea still has something big on her bucket list. Running through the famous Winter Garden landmark – THE SPLASH PAD!

 

Story by:

Caroline Boothe
Age 10

Alex Barron
Age 10

Mia Adatia
Age 10

Josh McDonald
Age 10

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