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City of West Plains Hires New Public Relations Coordinator

Cody Sanders has joined the City of West Plains as its Public Relations Coordinator.

Sanders, a West Plains native, joins the City staff after spending nearly 10 years in community journalism, most recently serving as News Director of the Ozark Marketing Company. Sanders will develop, coordinate, and direct public relations activities for the City. Sanders will oversee all areas of communications, including public relations, marketing, news releases, internal and external publications, social media, and website management.

“I am excited to join the City of West Plains,” says Cody Sanders. “I look forward to keeping the community up to date with city happenings. There are a lot of great things happening in the city and it’s going to be rewarding to share.”

Community Services Director Todd Shanks said he was excited to add Sanders to the City of West Plains team. “With Cody’s extensive journalism background, knowledge of the area, and his passion for West Plains, we have no doubt he is going to be a wonderful addition,” said Shanks. 

To learn more about the City of West Plains, visit or call 417-256-7176. You can also follow the City of West Plains on Facebook.

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