New Communications Manager Joins the City of Castle Pines
In April, the City of Castle Pines welcomed a new communications manager, Camden Bender. The position requires him to be a spokesman for the City, manage external communications (including social media, the City’s website and correspondence), as well as develop strategic community relation plans.
“I am looking forward to expanding the City’s communication presence,” stated Bender. “This includes keeping residents informed of city council and staff efforts, as well as expanding opportunities for residents to engage and provide feedback on important work occurring around the City.”
A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Bender attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism. After graduation, he worked as a consultant for an engineering firm in Kansas City, focusing on transportation policy and public outreach for infrastructure projects. Some of his clients included the Department of Transportation, municipalities, transit organizations, and private businesses. While working full time, he concurrently earned his MBA at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
In 2018, Bender moved to Castle Rock and joined the Town of Castle Rock as the community outreach program manager. In this role, he focused on outreach to local constituents and communication for land-use projects in the Town’s Development Services Department.
“I helped establish Castle Rock’s outreach program, focused on development and helped standardize ways for residents to share concerns or ask questions to both the Town and project developers,” added Bender.
When he’s not at the City offices, Bender and his wife, Kilee, hike in the mountains with their 3-year-old golden retriever, Moose. He says that they like to travel as much as possible and to try new restaurants in the Denver area. Bender is a sports fan – soccer and football at the top of the list.
“The City of Castle Pines is a great community with a strong future ahead,” concluded Bender. “I look forward to working with the council, staff and residents to improve the City’s communication efforts and to highlight what makes Castle Pines such a great place to live.”
By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Camden Bender