Communication specialist starts

FONDA – A former reporter for the Troy Record was named the Montgomery County executive’s new communication specialist.

Andrew Santillo, a Niskayuna native and 2005 graduate of Ithaca College, will be responsible for keeping county residents aware of government activity.

Santillo said in an email that he’s already created a Twitter account for county Executive Matt Ossenfort, with the username @CoExecOssenfort, and he’s in the midst of creating a Facebook page for the county executive.

“These are all in the effort to help get the message out to you folks, but also to engage the public and keep everyone informed,” he said in the email.

Santillo’s annual salary is $39,393.