The City of Wilsonville announces the hiring of Bill Evans as the City’s new Communications and Marketing Manager. Evans has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and sports/recreation promotions.Most recently, since 2011, Evans worked as the communications specialist for the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, where he managed content development and engagement on the district’s website and social media channels. Previously, he completed stints in communications, publications and media relations with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics and the National Basketball Association.City Manager Bryan Cosgrove said, “Bill will work with all of the City’s departments to advance public communications and develop marketing plans that help to tell the City’s story to residents, businesses and commuters. We look forward to having Bill’s talents and background in sports marketing provide a fresh perspective on our community-engagement efforts.”Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Illinois. His background includes an interest in improvisational comedy; he has presented workshops on developing better leadership skills through improvisation.“It’s evident already that Wilsonville’s residents and businesses take great pride in this community,” Evans said. “I’m looking forward to representing the City, to listening, and to collaborating with residents and business leaders on the best ways to keep people engaged and informed about everything the City is doing on their behalf.”Bill Evans, Communications and Marketing Manager, may be reached at 503-570-1502; email@example.com.