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Galveston County
Jaree Fortin Joins Park Board
Press Release
Tuesday, December 04, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – Jaree Fortin has joined the Galveston Park Board of Trustees as Public Relations Manager. She brings with her more than 10 years of experience in public affairs and tourism promotion.  

In her role as Park Board Public Relations Manager, Fortin will be responsible for community outreach efforts including educating Galveston residents about the Park Board, its funding structure and its responsibilities. She will also promote visitation to the island.  

A familiar face to the Galveston landscape, Fortin most recently served as public information officer for the City of Galveston. She also served as the Marketing & Public Relations Specialist for the City of LaPorte.  

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have Jaree on our team," Park Board Executive Director Kelly de Schaun said.  “I know she made significant contributions in her role with the City and we look forward to utilizing her creative thinking and connection with the public to continue those efforts through the Park Board." 

Fortin said, “I am excited to be in a position that allows me to combine my passion for building public trust with my love for promoting and advocating for tourism.” 

About the Park Board of Trustees

The Park Board of Trustees oversees beach maintenance and tourism development on Galveston Island, including operations for beach cleaning, the Galveston Island Beach Patrol and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information on the Park Board of Trustees, please visit

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