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Ef­fec­tive Mon­day, a long­time Bridge­port res­i­dent and em­ployee will take on the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer for the city of Bridge­port.

Ter­ron Jones was named Thurs­day as the new in­terim PIO for the city in an an­nounce­ment from Mayor Joe Ganim.

“I look for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to as­sist in com­mu­ni­ca­tions be­tween our first re­spon­ders, me­dia part­ners and com­mu­nity mem­bers,” Jones said in a news re­lease. “I am pas­sion­ate about pub­lic safety and am hum­bled to serve my city in this role.”

Jones spent the last five years work­ing in the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health and the Emer­gency Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter, along­side Scott Ap­pleby, di­rec­tor of emer­gency man­age­ment and home­land se­cu­rity.

In his in­terim role, Jones’ du­ties in­clude gath­er­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing emer­gen­cyre­lated pub­lic in­for­ma­tion to elected of­fi­cials, the me­dia and the com­mu­nity for the pur­pose of clar­ity and pub­lic safety.

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