KANKAKEE – For the first time since 2019, the City will be without a Marketing and Communications Coordinator.
Jasmyne Humble, who first began in the newly created role under the Wells-Armstrong administration, announced her departure Thursday evening.
“There is a season for everything. I am at peace with the decision being made.” Humble said in a statement. “My career path is very diverse, but God continues to guide me to amazing opportunities to serve others. I am humbled to have this opportunity to return back to my roots for the moment to serve my hometown and will still be involved. Many people expressed their gratitude for helping to get their information out into the community as well. I hope to see this department grow within the city because the information is vital. My next chapter is just ahead. Kankakee will always be home!”
Humble first began serving the City in August 2019 after taking over for Miya Graham, who transitioned to the ECDA department before her current role with the Salvation Army. Humble has been a vital part of daily communications efforts between the City and residents. Prior to her time with the City of Kankakee, Humble a television news reporter and producer.
“Mayor-elect Chris Curtis did not say whether or not this department will continue under his new administration. For now, we will redirect all media inquiries, emails, and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.” Humble said in an email Thursday. “It is my hope that it does continue. While I wish him the best after chatting with him, I explained the importance of this role. While I served as a solo department, I hope to see it grow one day.”
A key part of daily communications between residents during lockdown had been managed by the position. During her time with the City, Humble managed regular press releases and various marketing and promotional materials. They included the city’s monthly newsletter, the city’s website, social media platforms, and live streams.