As Manager of Public Affairs for the Montgomery County Commission, Hannah Hawk has a diverse range of duties—from social media management to helping area students on their career journey—but the common thread is a commitment to improving quality of life for residents.
Are you from Montgomery? No. I hail from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Cleveland to be exact. Huntingdon College originally brought me to the capital city. Upon graduation, I was hired by WSFA 12 News and worked there as a reporter and anchor. I fell in love with my husband, Caleb, who also worked at the news station, and together we fell in love with this wonderful place called Montgomery.
How long have you worked with The Montgomery County Commission? Since September 18, 2017.
What all does your job involve? I direct the county’s communications programs, increasing awareness and understanding of the Montgomery County Commission to the public and media. I’m the media liaison for the Commission, which means I organize press conferences, pitch stories, write press releases and schedule interviews. This past year, I developed the new county website and produced the new Montgomery County commercial. I also manage all social media accounts, coordinate the county’s co-op and student apprenticeship programs and handle any public affairs.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work? Keeping residents informed with the latest happenings of the county and helping the public, whether it be aiding a young person in getting a job in the field of their interest, handling trash issues or providing even more opportunities and services for residents.
What are your interests outside of work? I have a two-year-old boy and another little one on the way. My husband and I love seeking out new adventures. For our first anniversary, we traveled the first leg of Route 66. We plan to go back and finish out the second half when our kids are older and can tag along. I love to dance, read and enjoy time with family and friends.
County Connections: “In the two years I’ve worked for the County Commission, I have grown our social media accounts and hopefully, have interacted even more with the public. I would love for everyone to get social with us. Follow and like our pages on Facebook and Instagram: @mccalabama.”