Director of communications resigns from Clark administration after nine months
He is the second person to exit from the role, tasked with handling media requests on behalf of the mayor's office, police, and other city departments, within the last year.
Another mayoral staff member has exited this month.
Jason Baumann, who served as Director of Communications for Harvey, resigned from the position this week, the HWH has confirmed.
Baumann coordinated press conferences for city officials before becoming the head of the city’s communications division last October.
He is the second person to exit from the position in nine months. In October, Giavonni Downing exited the role.
Downing served as the Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Village of Dolton before joining Mayor Christopher J. Clark’s administration in 2021.
Downing’s exit came weeks after many criticized the radio silence from the mayor’s office while residents in the Village of Dixmoor, which Harvey supplies water to, were without water for over a week. A water main break in Dixmoor near Interstate 57 was later found to be the cause of the outage.
Baumann is the founder and chief social strategist for Boxless Media, a startup launched in 2013 that helps companies grow using social media.
It’s unclear why he resigned. Baumann could not be reached for a request for comment.
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