BREAKING NEWS | Mayor names new downtown events coordinator


YOUNGSTOWN — The mayor hired Michael McGiffin, operations manager for Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center, as the city’s coordinator of downtown events and special projects.

McGiffin, of Struthers, will start the new job Nov. 17. It pays $41,124 annually in salary.

Mayor John A. McNally said a five-member committee he appointed reviewed the 54 applicants seeking the vacant position and recommended McGiffin for the job. McNally said he met with McGiffin and agreed to hire him.

McGiffin has worked at his current job since March 2011, overseeing and managing nearly 7,000 annual events at Kilcawley Center. Also since March 2011, he’s served as adviser of Penguin Productions, YSU’s event and production entity. In that job, he’s overseen five YSU-sponsored events at the city-owned Covelli Centre, and a few outdoor events.

The position was last held by Lyndsey Hughes, who resigned, effective May 21, as part of a settlement agreement related to her being sexually harassed on the job.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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