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Posted on: December 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Front Royal Names Special Events and Public Arts Coordinator

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The Town of Front Royal is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth Lewis as the Special Event and Art Coordinator. In this position, Ms. Lewis will be responsible for collaborating with internal and external partners to develop, coordinate, and promote special events and the value of arts and culture.  
“Tourism is a main economic driver for Front Royal,” explained Steven Hicks, Town Manager. “Adding to and growing annual Town events and developing the arts will attract more visitors, reflect community values, and create an important sense of awareness for residents and tourists.”
Goals for the Special Event and Art Coordinator include:

  • Working with downtown merchants, citizens and businesses on special events and assisting the PIO in branding and marketing events.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and organizes events and volunteers from concept to the final event.
  • Serves as the liaison between external event organizers, businesses, and vendors.
  • Manages public art or design-related projects and serves as the liaison between artists, architects, contractors, developers, and community groups in the execution of public art projects.
  • Works with artists and engages in the creative process and project management of public arts programs.
  • Coordinates public art venues and events with the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) and the Blue Ridge Art Council as needed.

Ms. Lewis most recently served as Communications Manager for Special Love, Inc. in Winchester where she organized events and created brand awareness among many other duties.

“I have a passion for event management and for the arts, and as a resident of Front Royal, I have a vested interest in seeing our town flourish,” said Ms. Lewis. 
 Event planning started at age 10 for Ms. Lewis, as she assisted family members with coordinating weddings.  She later worked with her mother in organizing craft fairs and tourism trips. While in college, Lewis’ first 

internship was working at the Sportsplex in Winchester, assisting with sports tournaments, consignment fairs, and expos. Her first job after graduating from George Mason University was Donor Event Coordinator for the American Red Cross.
 Ms. Lewis will begin her job with Front Royal on January 3, 2022.


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