Event Planning & Coordination
Jeff has 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 the Concerts in the Park program for 16 years, and was involved in every facet of the 10-week series. Every concert was well-attended, drawing 200-500 people per event. Funding came from grants and through private donations.
RecoveryFest is a public gathering held in Faribault each fall to celebrate recovery from the effects of chemical dependency. It is a free recovery event held during National Recovery Month and is open to all communities.
– Winter Fish Camp, Manual
– Fish Camp, Billboard
One of Faribault’s feel-good family events! This annual (free) program is where parents bring children to participate in hands-on activities that help prepare them for a safe trip out on the ice. Part of the branding of this event was to collaborate with Cabelas, MN Outdoor News, and other like-minded companies. It is not uncommon to average 275 children and adults per event. See the Winter Fish Camp manual attached!
– Slimdown Contest, Newsletter
– Slimdown Billboard
At its peak, Parks & Recreation had 63 teams in the 12-week program, a total of 252 participants. This was a data-driven program as every two weeks a team weight call-in to the office took place. The data results were posted on social media as well as in the bi-weekly SlimDown newsletter, attached.