Sheri Costa-Batis is Redwood City’s new public communication and engagement manager beginning at the end of July, the city announced yesterday.
Costa-Batis starts July 24 and takes over for Malcolm Smith, who is retiring after 12 years with Redwood City. Costa-Batis was most recently a public affairs specialist with the city of San Mateo.
“Her proven track record, her deep skill set covering both traditional and new media and her strong passion for public service and community engagement made her the top candidate to fill this critical role with Redwood City,” City Manager Bob Bell said in a prepared statement.
Costa-Batis has degrees in communications and public administrations. She has more than 15 years of experience, including time with the city and county of San Francisco where she served as public works information officer.