Meet the BCVision Team: Emirrora Austin

December 12, 2019
BCVision is a community-led movement for change here in Battle Creek, Michigan. That’s why we have an awesome team of individuals who help us create a community where everyone can live, work and play. We’d love to introduce one of our team members to you. Keep reading to get to know about our Community Initiatives Assistant, Emirrora Austin, and how she helps BCVision achieve our goals for Battle Creek.

A Battle Creek Background

If you recognize Emirrora, it might be because she’s lived here nearly all her life. Emirrora left briefly to attend Central Michigan University, but she returned home for a position at WWMT Newschannel 3. After returning to Battle Creek, Emirrora got involved with Operation Fit and was even part of the delegation that traveled to Denver for the All-America City Awards. While she was on that trip she learned more about BCVision, and it wasn’t long after that trip that she joined our team.

Part of the Team

In her position at BCVision, Emirrora works closely with the marketing team to produce content for the website and social media platforms. She also emcees events, schedules appointments, takes meeting notes, greets guests, and maintains the office space. Simply put, there’s never a dull moment for Emirrora! She’s also involved with the Communication Collaborative, which is designed to better align on promoting Battle Creek through campaigns, events, and media. This group brings together different organizations from across Battle Creek to collaborate on fun events for the community. Her favorite part of working alongside and with BCVision was her trip to the All-America City competition. She says, “The anticipation was high at the awards ceremony. When we were finally announced as one of ten winners who were named an All-America City, we all started cheering and jumping up and down! It was great to come together for a common goal and accomplish it as a team!”

Dedication to Change

Emirrora loves being part of the BCVision team because she enjoys driving change in our community. In fact, one of the things she most looks forward to is continuing to spread the word about all of the positive work that’s being done in the Battle Creek community. She loves highlighting the people who are doing a lot to make Battle Creek a better place but are often underrepresented. In time, she hopes that she can help change the negative perception that some people have about Battle Creek and help people focus on the positive things happening in the community.

Enjoying Battle Creek

When Emirrora isn’t at work, she’s still finding ways to enjoy the Battle Creek community. She loves spending time with friends and family, reading, and taking Zumba classes at the YMCA. When she gets the opportunity, she also loves traveling, especially to the beach. Emirrora loves Battle Creek because she has a great support system in the community, which makes it feel like home. Plus, she has a soft spot for Binder Park Zoo. Our team is passionate about making Battle Creek a great place to live, work, and play! Do you want to help out? Contact us today to become a part of our volunteer network.