Mayor Hamilton appoints Andrew Krebbs as City’s Communications Director

BLOOMINGTON – Mayor John Hamilton announced Monday the appointment of Andrew Krebbs to the position of Communications Director for the City of Bloomington.

Krebbs will begin his new role on December 25, 2021, and will earn an annual salary of $71,966. As Communications Director, Krebbs will develop and implement the City’s overall communications and branding strategy and activities. 

Krebbs has served as the Digital Brand Manager, formerly titled Digital Communications Specialist, in the Office of the Mayor since July 2019. 

“Our community and our administration will be very well served with Andrew Krebbs leading our communications efforts,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “He has great skills, judgment, and integrity, and also fully embraces our commitment to transparency and accountability. Andrew shares our community’s esteem for providing relevant and reliable information widely and often.”

Krebbs brings 16 years of relevant experience including strategic communications, brand development, and strategy, audience research and analysis, project and event management, content strategy, social media and new technologies, graphic design/creative direction for digital and print media, photography, and videography, website design and management, and customer user experience.

Previously, Krebbs held positions as Arts Communications Director for the City of Burlington, Vermont, and Director of Marketing for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Alabama. Notably, Krebbs led a campaign to redesign the city flag for Burlington, a project that garnered national exposure. Freelance work included projects for the University of Vermont, the American Cancer Society-Alabama, and many other nonprofit organizations.

During his tenure with the City of Bloomington, Krebbs has been instrumental in helping the City of Bloomington during the COVID-19 pandemic. He assisted in implementing new technologies to conduct city business remotely and continues to create communications to provide critical up-to-date information to residents.

“I’m extremely honored to serve in this new role and it has been a privilege to work for the City of Bloomington over the past two years,” Krebbs said, “I look forward to the exciting and important work ahead of us.”     

Krebbs is a 2000 recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship and holds a B.S. in Public Health Administration from Indiana University. 

Krebbs will succeed Yaël Ksander, who is resigning from the position as of December 24, after having served the City since early 2018.