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CITY OF SOUTH BEND <br /> PETE BUTTIGIEG, MAYOR <br /> OFFICE OF THE MAYOR <br /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> March 22, 2013 <br /> Contact: Mike Schmuhl <br /> Phone: 574-235-9261 <br /> CHERRI PEATE NAMED NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY <br /> OUTREACH FOR MAYOR'S OFFICE <br /> South Bend Nath,e has Experience across the City <br /> SOUTH BEND—Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced on Friday that his office has hired Cherri <br /> Peate as the new Director of Community Outreach for the Mayor's Office in South Bend. <br /> "We are thrilled to welcome Cherri to the office," said Mayor Buttigieg. "This administration has <br /> put a focus on good government and customer service, and having such a qualified and energetic <br /> team member who is strengthening relationships throughout the community will help enhance <br /> our level of service and engagement for all residents." <br /> A native of South Bend and a graduate of Washington High School, Cherri Peate is a dedicated <br /> public servant whose passion is to serve her community. She received her Bachelor of Arts from <br /> Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Sociology, a Certificate of <br /> Completion in Program for Management: Community and Voluntary Services at All Hallows <br /> College in Dublin, Ireland, and a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul <br /> University in Chicago, Illinois. At DePaul, she became a member of the Golden Key <br /> International Honour Society. <br /> "It is with great pleasure that I accept the position of Director of Community Outreach to work in <br /> this administration," said Peate. "The support that I will receive from them will help me build <br /> great relationships with individuals, groups, and community organizations in South Bend. I am <br /> excited and pleased to work with such qualified people." <br /> Cherri has received professional training in the areas of social media, branding, fundraising, <br /> Victim-Offender Reconciliation Mediation, sustainability and innovation, policy design and <br /> program evaluation. Her professional work experience includes Project Director, Consultant, <br /> Statistician, Researcher, and Volunteer Coordinator. <br /> 1400 COUNTY-CITY BUILDING.227 W.JEFFERSON BOULEVARD®SOUTH BEND,INDIANA 46601 <br /> PHONE 574/235-9261 ® FAN 574/235-9892 ® TTD 574/235-5567 <br />