Jennie Huerta, CPC© joined the City of Cedar Park as Media & Communications Manager in 2010. In this role, she serves as City spokesperson for the City of Cedar Park and manages the creation, dissemination, and circulation of City news, promotion of Cedar Park in the media, the City's government access cable channel CPTV-10, the City website, and the City's social networking outlets. Other responsibilities Jennie manages include photography for special events, advertisement design and placement, creation of publications, marketing and branding.
Huerta has a longstanding media career. Immediately prior to holding her current position, Huerta reported for KVUE-TV. She reported for KEYE-TV in Austin from 2001 through 2006. Some of Jennie's reporting that appeared on the CBS News network, which owned KEYE at the time, included the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster, NASA’s Return to Flight, and Hurricane Rita’s devastation along the Gulf Coast. Prior to coming to Central Texas, Huerta was a television reporter for stations in Tyler-Longview and a radio personality in Houston. Jennie's reporting earned several awards, including two from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
In 2015, Huerta completed the one-year Certified Public Communicator© (CPC©) 95-hour course program at Texas Christian University. Huerta was one of only about 50 public communicators nationwide to have earned this prestigious certification at that time. Huerta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She has completed the RGK Center for Nonprofit Leaders’ training through the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and over the years has continued her education in French and Spanish. In addition, Huerta has trained with FEMA as a Public Information Officer and Joint Information Center Commander. Jennie is now participating in Leadership Cedar Park offered by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce.
Under Huerta’s management, the Media and Communications Office continues its tradition of excellence, earning several awards from TAMIO, the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers, and the Telly Awards.
Huerta and her husband Javier have son who is in kindergarten. She also has an adult stepson. She is proud to have called Central Texas "home" for the past 17 years and counting.