Township hires new director for cable board
By Lisa Brody
Carrie LeZotte has been hired as the new director of cable and community relations for Bloomfield Township.
LeZotte is a producer and communications leader with public, educational and governmental (PEG) access channel experience, as well as programming work with Detroit Public TV and an award-winning campaign video for Detroit's Mayor Mike Duggan.
The director of cable and community relations is responsible not only for producing TV programs and video, but also for all township community relations functions. These include managing and updating the township website; producing the eNewsletter; writing, editing and publishing the quarterly print newsletter; and handling township's social media platforms, including Bloomfield Township government's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, the Bloomfield Community Television Facebook account, and the Bloomfield Township Senior Center Facebook account.
LeZotte will also oversee Bloomfield Community TV, which has a highly qualified production staff and a state-of-the-art studio. Bloomfield Township, through Bloomfield Community Television, provides government and community access programming on Comcast cable channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. Under a contractual agreement with the Birmingham Area Cable Board, it provides municipal access and government access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin.
LeZotte said she started her early video production training at the Dearborn PEG station, and her career includes a decade managing video communications at Comerica Bank, supporting early childhood programming at Detroit Public TV, founding OIC Movies, a database of content in American Sign Language, and an award winning campaign video for Duggan. Her documentary film, Lean, Mean & Green, which tells the story of reimagined industrial cities, was recently awarded the 2022 UN Spirit Award in Poland at the Better Cities Film Festival.
“Telling the stories of our community and educational programming has always been an area of focus for me. Video production has evolved so much since I began my career. I’m excited about making Bloomfield Community Television a better resource for producing the kind of content today’s audience is looking for and helping connect residents to the abundant resources of our community. Right now, I’m most interested in mental health as an area of focus and highlighting the recruiting demand for police and firefighters,” LeZotte said.