The city’s new event coordinator is Brianna Goodwin, who worked as a fire and life safety educator in the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the past six years.

Goodwin, who will work in the newly created economic vitality division, is a graduate of Colorado State University and also worked for the American Cancer Society.

Her highlighted experience includes creating “FireFactor,” a curriculum designed to prevent teenagers from setting fires. The program received attention from the New York Times and Goodwin has also presented it at seven national training seminars and conferences.

“We had a great pool of candidates to choose from, but Brianna stood out among the eight finalists we interviewed,” said Donna Nelson, the city’s economic vitality specialist in a press release announcing the hire. “She accomplished great things at Fire (Department) and has the type of experience with events, including working with sponsors, community organizations, and volunteers that makes her more than qualified for this position. We are really excited to have her take on this role.”

The position is part of Mayor Bach’s continuing alignment of existing staff resources to best meet his three main priorities of jobs, transforming city government and building community. The position is a lateral move for Goodwin and her annual salary will remain at $60,084.