Event Planning & Coordination
For 17 years, Jeff initiated and executed large events like the Faribault Community SlimDown Contest, RecoveryFest, and the Concerts in the Park Series, not to mention 200 unique Community Enrichment programs.
– Concerts in the Park
Jeff managed Faribault’s Concerts in the Park program for 17 years and was involved in every facet of the 10-week series, from grant writing to soliciting donations. Concerts were well-attended, at times drawing up to 500 people per event. Funding came from grants and through private donations.
RecoveryFest Rice County was a public gathering held in Faribault from 2016-18 to celebrate recovery from the effects of chemical dependency. It was a free event held during National Recovery Month and brought individuals from all southern MN communities.
– Fish Camp Billboard. – Fish Camp Manual
One of Faribault’s feel-good family events, Jeff designed this educational program exclusively for parents and children to prepare for safe fishing trips on the ice. The branding of this event was strengthened by collaborations made with Cabelas, MN Outdoor News, and other like-minded companies. The program averaged 275 people per event.
– Slimdown Contest, Newsletter
At its peak, Faribault Parks & Recreation had 63 teams in the 12-week program — a total of 252 participants. This was a data-driven program that began with a weigh-in event. Every two weeks teams would report weights. Results were posted on social media as well as in the bi-weekly SlimDown newsletter. The final weigh-out event established the winners.