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Kenosha County Wisconsin - Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente receives Excellence Award 27 May 2022 ( news )
Kenosha County , state Wisconsin ( By Press Release office)
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Kenosha County Communications Manager Joe Potente was recently recognized for Excellence in Public Health Media by the Wisconsin Public Health Association for providing up - to - date , critical information during the COVID - 19 pandemic .
Potente accepted the award at a reception held Wednesday , May 25 , at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells during the Annual Public Health Conference . Kenosha County Public Health Director Jen Freiheit nominated him for the award .
“Joe has earned this award by virtue of his tireless collaboration with all our public health needs over the past two years , presenting quick , accurate , and consistent coverage of the COVID - 19 pandemic and all other Kenosha County Public Health programs and services , ” said Freiheit .
This coverage included the creation and dissemination of 71 public health press releases in 2020 and 45 in 2021 , near daily postings on the county’s public health Facebook page , and daily updates on the online COVID - 19 data hub , said Freiheit .
“The key is that Joe has been 110% engaged with all things public health while also being the Communications Manager for all the other employees and divisions throughout Kenosha County , ” said Freiheit .
County Executive Samantha Kerkman said Potente is an integral part of the county’s improved public and internal communication efforts .
“The public is well served by Joe’s ability to stay on top of key issues and provide much - needed information to help improve the health and daily lives of Kenosha County residents , ” said Kerkman . “This is a much - deserved recognition of his efforts on behalf of the community . ”
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