New Communication & Marketing Coordinator

New Communication & Marketing Coordinator
Posted on 06/25/2021

City Manager Michael Ciaravino announces the appointment of Scott Harder, a resident of the City of Mill Creek, as the new Communications and Marketing Coordinator.  Harder will be responsible for coordinating and planning community outreach, nurturing working relationships with other organizations, non-profits and coordinate activities to help develop and maintain a positive public perception of the City of Mill Creek and its programs and services. 

“The appointment of Scott Harder brings fresh energy and new ideas to our communications and marketing team, filling a key vacancy which will strengthen both internal and external communications with our stakeholders.  His depth of professional experience brings innovation to the forefront of our planning to reboot the City of Mill Creek’s entire communications and marketing platform”, said City Manager Michael Ciaravino.

Harder is an award-winning photographer and communications specialist who has worked with several local organizations over the years including Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska & Washington, the Summit at Snoqualmie and AT&T. At the communications department at PSE, Harder’s use of innovation helped the company evolve during the infancy of social media and create best practices as well as set standards for visual storytelling.

“I am so excited to start working in a city where I live, play and shop. I feel lucky to be able to bring my strengths and knowledge to this wonderful community and raise engagement and awareness within our community,” said Scott Harder.

Harder managed the PSE’s historic library of videos and photos, dating back to the late 1800s and including more than 150,000 digital files. He has produced and directed several hundred videos on topics such as safety, energy efficiency, employee spotlights and produced live broadcasts from the field during storms, events and more.

Scott handcrafted the Geocaching program for PSE that helped connect its customers to local recreation and tourism destinations. This evolved into working with businesses and local organizations that increased awareness and community involvement. With over 70 geocaches across 10 counties, they have logged over 11,000 interactions with customers in the past 4 years. One of his favorite local projects was working with Gold Creek Community Church back in 2019 where PSE assisted with a $75,000 grant to purchase and install an emergency generator so they could become one of the key emergency shelters in the region.