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Town of Stafford Grant & Marketing Office

General Information  
Contacts: Amber Wakley - Grant & Marketing Specialist
Location: Warren Memorial Town Hall - Thrid Floor
1 Main Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860)851-8102
Phone: (860)331-0243

Functions of the Grant and Marketing sector is to bolster economic development by expanding the town’s grant portfolio, marketing functions, and branding strategies.  Areas of focus include prospect research on grantors, development of grant proposals to assist in meeting and fulfilling Town needs, reporting outcomes and corresponding with funders.  Additionally, the position develops public relations functions, graphic design projects, social media procedures, business relations and marketing initiatives. 


Grant & Marketing duties include:

·        To seek out and find any grant opportunities that would benefit the town. To market and develop concepts and guidelines to best determine a plan to help Stafford develop a strategy for economic development.

·        Conducts prospect research on potential government, foundation, and individual grantors using internet sites and other research resources. Meets with Board of Selectmen and Municipal Elected officials and Department Heads as needed to remain informed of individual department and overall town needs. Attends various Town and community meetings and conducts interviews to obtain and verify information.

·        Selects and/or recommends best grant/project and appropriate solicitation amounts for each prospect; Continually expands portfolio of foundation prospects suitable for solicitation.

·        Develops, implements and coordinates effective procedures in the area of website, social media maintenance, graphic design and marketing media with a clear and concise delivery of information regarding the Town of Stafford.

·        Production of marketing materials: posters, newsletters, picture formatting, website development, social media, and business writing for public use.

·        Promotes town events, develops communication materials and coordinates delivery of press information. Through working with the Economic Development Commission and local business owners, the ultimate goal is to attract new residents and businesses to Stafford.

Warren Memorial Town Hall • 1 Main Street • Primary Department Hours: M-W: 8-4:30, Th: 8-6:30

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