Nicole Castagna has been hired as the assistant to the village manager/communications manager for the Village of Flossmoor. She started in her new position on Monday, July 17.
She will manage all aspects of the village’s public information and communications management, marketing and public relations, including print materials, electronic communications and social media.
The assistant to the village manager provides support and coordination on regular tasks and special projects in the manager’s office and the building and zoning department, including in the areas of economic development and business marketing.
“The village conducted a recruitment that drew a number of high-quality candidates that included Nicole Castagna,” said Assistant Village Manager Jonathan Bogue. “Nicole’s quality work in the area and adaptability stood out, and the village is excited to have someone of her caliber on staff.”
Castagna is a communications professional who has served non-profit organizations in the South Suburbs for more than 20 years. She most recently played an integral part on the award-winning District 233 Homewood-Flossmoor High School communications team as the communications and website coordinator. She managed the district’s website, e-communications, social media accounts, campus tours, publications and photography and graphic design needs for more than a decade.
Inspired by a family tradition of community involvement, her previous non-profit communications experience included service to the Homewood-Flossmoor and Oak Lawn Park Districts, as well as the Flossmoor and Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Libraries.
She has also contributed freelance articles to the Daily Southtown and The Times of Northwest Indiana newspapers. Prior to her community relations positions, she worked as a writer and editor for restaurant trade magazines at publishing companies in Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.
“The Village of Flossmoor is a unique, beautifully diverse place that I’ve been fortunate to enjoy and work in for nearly 20 years,” Castagna said. “I am so grateful for this new opportunity to use my talents showcasing Flossmoor, its residents and businesses. I look forward to learning so much more about this traditional yet progressive town and making the most of my time here to serve its residents through quality communications.”