CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton announced the appointment of two county staff members June 26 to serve as liaisons in unincorporated communities.

Nancy McKibben will serve as assistant to the county administrator in the north county/Palm Harbor area, and Brian Lowack will be the assistant to the county administrator in mid and south Pinellas.

McKibben and Lowack will work with local organizations to ensure strong communication and help guide local projects into fruition. For McKibben, a key focus will be infusing energy into efforts to revitalize downtown Palm Harbor through the new master plan. Lowack will work closely with residents and community groups in Tierra Verde, unincorporated Seminole, Greater Ridgecrest and Highpoint.

“Having county liaisons to help coordinate priorities for these communities will bring positive results for our residents,” Burton said. “It will improve our ability to work with residents to complete projects, strengthen the communication and improve their overall quality of life.”

McKibben has served as program coordinator for the Public Works department since 2005. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Barry University.

Lowack, who has been with the county since 2012, currently serves as the county’s intergovernmental liaison and manages the state and federal legislative programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Florida.

McKibben and Lowack will continue supporting their current county functions as they assume their new responsibilities. Their appointments follow Burton’s promotion of county planner Chris Moore to a similar role in Lealman earlier this year.