Bronlea Mishler is a public relations and communications professional who currently serves as the communications coordinator for Skagit County, Washington. She has more than a decade of experience in government public relations, crisis communications and journalism. Previously, she served as communications director for the city of Marysville, and deputy director of communications for Snohomish County.
Bronlea received the first-ever Golden Post award for Best use of Social Media in an Emergency for her work during the 2014 #530Slide in Snohomish County. She led the county’s effort to share up-to-the-minute incident information on social media throughout the 40-day activation of the EOC, coordinated JIC setup and daily press briefings, and served as a key county spokesperson. Also in 2014, Bronlea assisted the city of Marysville with public information coordination related to the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting.
In her current role, Bronlea developed a public information plan and set up a JIC for a planned environmental protest at a local refinery, working with local and regional agencies to coordinate emergency messaging, daily press briefings and information related to the mass arrest of participating protesters. She also served as one of two primary PIOs following a mass shooting at Cascade Mall in Burlington, coordinating information across social media platforms, setting up the JIC, organizing press briefings and sharing information regarding the ongoing investigation.