Tiffany Martinez VrskaCommunity Relations Director
Tiffany Martinez Vrska, a Lawton native, became the first Community Relations Director for the City of Lawton in May 2017.
She graduated from Cameron University as a McMahon Scholar with a bachelor of the arts degree in Communication, with an emphasis in broadcast media. Upon graduation, she left the restaurant industry and reported for both the Grady County Express-Star and The Lawton Constitution newspapers. In 2015, she joined Lawton Public Schools as Video Production Manager where she worked until accepting her current position at Lawton City Hall.
Vrska is FEMA certified to serve in times of crisis and brings social media management, event coordination, strategic planning, live production, public speaking and branding development experience to the Community Relations Office. Under the direction of the City Manager, Vrska manages City relationships with the media and ensures quality and accurate dissemination of information. She provides departments with marketing support and directs communication initiatives while providing counsel to City leadership.
As a proud advocate for the City of Lawton, Vrska is involved in many aspects of the community. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Professionals of Lawton and as the Public Relations chairperson for the Lawton Fort Sill Community Coalition. She is also a community partner of the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma, Lawton Proud, Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma Coalition, the Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority and Ware District Committee. Vrska also serves on city-wide planning committees, specializing in public relations efforts, to include the Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival and the biannual Lawton Fort Sill Open Streets.
During her time at the City of Lawton, Vrska has authored both Council and Administrative Policies, worked to further educational partnerships on behalf of the City of Lawton with Lawton Public Schools, established the first Communication internship program for the City Manager's Office and strengthened ties between the City and the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.
Vrska is the daughter of a homemaker and Lawton Police officer, and a congregant of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She resides on the west side of Lawton with husband Kyle.