Rebecca L. Karcher, currently Account Supervisor/Public Relations Manager for Asher Agency, has been appointed the City'€™s Director of Public Information, Mayor Tom Henry announced today. Her appointment, the result of an extensive search, will be effective April 1.

Ms. Karcher, a 20-year professional in the field of communications and public relations, served 6 years as the Director of Public Information under former Mayor Paul Helmke. “She has an excellent understanding of city departments, programs and services,” Mayor Henry stated, “and she is committed to expanding the ways the city communicates with our diverse community.”

A graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism, Ms. Karcher, according to Deputy Mayor Mark Becker, “Brings with her a terrific amount of energy and creativity that will enhance our public information abilities.”