Suzette Torres, 46, will be the new communication and events coordinator for the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.
Her hometown is Honolulu, Hawaii.
She has lived in Fort Scott since July and applied for the job because she wants to get involved in the community, she said.
“I love creating events, decorating,” she said. “I am a creative person and this job is all the things I love wrapped up into one.”
“I love Fort Scott, and my boyfriend, Berry Jones, is involved in this community,” she said. They worked together on the community mural that faces Heritage Park, at First and Main Street.
Torres attended the University of Hawaii a few years, then did administrative work in the design and also the hardware industry, she said.
“Most recently, I did admin for Hilton Grand Vacations,” she said.
She has four children, two in college in California and two who will start attending Eugene Ware Elementary and Fort Scott High School upon their soon arrival to Fort Scott.
Torres’s Chamber job will include all the email blasts, creating flyers, maintaining social media posts, and walk-in traffic to the Chamber office at 231 E. Wall.
She also will help Chamber Executive Director Lindsay Madison with the planning and coordinating of the many Chamber events.
To contact the Chamber: 620.223.3566.