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 her 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. Her reporting earned several awards, including two from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
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. In 2015, Huerta completed the one-year Certified Public Communicator© (CPC©) 95-hour course program at Texas Christian University. As that time Huerta was one of only about 50 public communicators nationwide to have earned this prestigious certification. Huerta has trained with FEMA as a Public Information Officer and Joint Information Center Commander. She is also a graduate of the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Leadership Cedar Park class, a.k.a. the Best Class Ever!
Huerta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and was a foreign exchange student through Rice University's study abroad program in France at the École supérieure de commerce de Dijon-Bourgogne. 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.
Huerta and her husband Javier have two sons. She is proud to have called Central Texas "home" for the past 18 years and counting.