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Thanks For Everything Fenton

Fenton Patch editor Jason Alexander is moving on to a new position with the company.

When I left Fenton in 2008, I didn’t think my career path would lead to my return.

But late in 2010, which just happened to be planning to launch a site in Fenton. I liked everything I heard, packed up and started trying to explain a site that no one in town had ever heard of.

In a little more than two years, Patch has become an online community center with news, events, announcements, sharing of photos, information, answers, questions and plenty of conversation. I learned more about the community I grew up in during those two years than the first 25 I spent living here. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with some many great people in the community and have been in awe of all the support I received.

But now it’s time to move on.

I have accepted a new position with Patch, serving as a community engagement specialist for a group of Oakland County sites. Friday will be my last day as the Fenton Patch editor.

But don’t worry as the site will fall in capable hands and remain a valuable community resource. You can contact Leslie Ellis at 248-303-4434 or Leslie.Ellis@patch.com. She will be working with the community and depending on you for sharing information and conversation that you believe is important.

I wanted to thank everyone who has helped make Fenton Patch successful. I’ll never forget wandering South Leroy Street during Jinglefest 2010 and trying to explain to everyone what Fenton Patch was. I enjoyed helping build Fenton Patch with you. With the help of Local Voices writers, readers commenting and sharing news tips, residents sharing photos and opinions and the support from the community Fenton Patch became a part of the town. It’s been a blast. And I plan to continue to contribute, not just as a Patch employee, but a community member. I hope you, too, continue to expand what we've built.

So thank you Fenton, for everything.

 Jason Alexander

C.C. February 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Good luck, J.....make us proud...again!
Mark W Rummel February 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Best wishes, Editor Jason, as well as hello and good luck, new Editor Leslie!
KB February 22, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Best of luck in your new endeavor, Jason! I was one of those people who knew nothing of the Patch, thanks to your hard work I have now come to rely on it for local news and alerts. Thanks for all you have done to news in Fenton!
Dennis Niec February 22, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Thanks for all your hard work and service. Best of luck, and good luck to Leslie as well.
Les Beare February 22, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Jason, thanks for everything. It has been a pleasure reading your articles and getting the breaking news stories. I can count on The Patch to catch up on daily local events. Welcome Leslie! (Nice name!) :-)
Bevy February 22, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Wishing you well in life's next adventure! I look forward to seeing Leslie's stories. Thank you for supporting Fenton!
Thad Shegos February 22, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Thanks for the great reporting and best of luck with the new position!
Marie Fleury Todorovsky February 22, 2013 at 04:17 PM
CONGRATS and WISHING you the very best!! You have been such a wonderful addition to our community news and a GREAT support to Christmas in Action. THANK YOU from all of us!!
Leslie Ellis February 22, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Thanks, Mark!
Leslie Ellis February 22, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Ha! Thanks, Les!
Laura Jones February 23, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Thanks for your commitment to Fenton and your professionalism. Best of luck!
Laurie Alexander February 23, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Great Job Jason, We are so very proud of you!!
Shawn Stevens February 24, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Thank you, Jason. Have fun in your new position!
Drew Shapiro February 26, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Thank you Jason, the patch has become a great local resource.

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