Announced Feb. 6, the City of Noblesville has hired Kristi Spehler to serve as its community development manager, a new position created within the city’s 2017 operating budget, designed to support multiple departments.
As the community development manager, Spehler will be responsible for developing sponsorships for parks and recreation department and city events, facilities and programs. She also will work with businesses to develop relationships in Noblesville and Hamilton County and will assist with volunteer recruitment and marketing and advertising campaigns.
“Kristi brings to Noblesville a strong network of established relationships she cultivated throughout Hamilton County from her work with local chambers and businesses,” Mayor John Ditslear stated in a press release. “She also has her own philosophy on sponsorship and improving engagement.”
The city said Spehler has experience working with and for Fortune 500 companies in sales and marketing roles.
After graduating from Purdue University in 2000, Spehler worked as an advertising sales executive at the Indianapolis Star Media Group. For the past six years, she has provided membership development leadership for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Carmel Chamber of Commerce and most recently with OneZone – the combined chamber of commerce for Carmel and Fishers.
“It’s an exciting time in the city with our new projects and future parks, and as a Noblesville resident, I’m proud to be part of it all,” Spehler stated. “I look forward to working with area businesses and organizations to help them become more involved with the community, as well as help connect residents and visitors with all of the great amenities our city has to offer.”
Spehler lives in Noblesville with her husband, Dan, and their two children. She started in her new role Jan. 30.