UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – City Manager of University City, Gregory Rose, announced the appointment of Allison Bamberger to the position of Assistant to City Manager/Communications Director on Wednesday.
“We went through hundreds of applications and talked to a number of people about this position,” Rose said. “And I can say with confidence that Allison was the standout candidate.”
Bamberger currently serves as the Communications Coordinator for the St. Louis County Government. She has been in the position since January 2015. With her experience in political communications as well as journalism she is the “perfect person” to serve the citizens of University City, according to Rose.
“She has great experience, a passion for communications, an appreciation of the greater St. Louis area and, most importantly, she understands how to serve the community and loves doing it,” Rose said. “Allison is going to be a fantastic addition to the city and we’re extremely pleased to have her joining us.”
Bamberger has traveled all around Missouri through her experience and education. She received her Bachelor’s of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, the world’s oldest journalism school, in 2011.
Upon graduation, Bamberger worked out of the state’s capital as a state reporter for Learfield Communications. She then moved to St. Louis County to report for KMOX, covering state and national news. After three years with KMOX, Bamberger began working for the St. Louis County Executive while attending Webster University where she received her Master’s of Communications Management, with honors, in May 2018.
“Government has long been a passion of mine, so to be able to be involved in a forward-thinking and inclusive city like University City is perfect for me,” Bamberger said. “I’ve lived in the St. Louis area for the past seven years and have been able to see the great things that are happening here. I’m very honored and excited to now be part of this fantastic community.”
Bamberger’s role with the city is set to start on January 14th.