Amanda Holty is Communications and Marketing Specialist for the RDA. Amanda’s experience communicating in an agency setting, for an international non-profit, and on behalf of a local startup has taught her more than she ever wanted to know about effective public relations. Upon joining the RDA in 2015, Amanda hit the ground running with her successful management of public events, news conferences, community education sessions, and community outreach efforts, and she has never looked back. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and public relations from the University of Utah, is communications chair of Utah Urban Land Institute’s management board, and sits on the marketing advisory committee for local public radio station KUER. When not tending to the RDA’s social media on the weekends, she can be found tending to her two very blonde children, making a mean cocktail, and immersed in an organizational project in her Salt Lake City home.