Brandi Monson has joined JayRay of Tacoma as an adviser. She will be developing public relations and advertising strategies, managing projects and working with local and national clients. Monson received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University and has experience in marketing communications, media relations, social media campaigns, promotional events and spokesperson management
Pierce County Library System was recently recognized with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award goes to state and local government organizations that prepare budget documents of the highest quality. The award is an acknowledgment of the library’s leadership and dedication to being good stewards of taxpayers’ investments. The award recognized the financial practices and planning of the library’s managers; Clifford Jo, finance and business director; and the board of trustees. The Government Finance Officers Association looks at a variety of criteria to determine the merits of local governments’ budgets including the overall structure of the budget document, descriptions and accounting for how an organization plans to spend its money, as well as recordings of how an organization spent its money.Compiled by Mary Anderson, staff writer The News Tribune publishes hires and promotions at the professional and management levels. It recognizes honors at the state or national level awarded by independent professional or trade associations and appointments to corporate or civic boards. To submit information go to www.thenewstribune.com/business, go to People In Business and select “Add an announcement.” All submissions become the property of The News Tribune and may be published in any form.