Goodbye TransLink, hello Vancouver

Jhenifer Pabillano

There’s a big announcement on the Buzzer blog today: I’m leaving TransLink, and heading to the City of Vancouver to help manage their social media program!

I’m excited at the new opportunity, but leaving TransLink is still hard: I’ve had an amazing five-year run. The post on the Buzzer captures my feelings exactly, so I’ll just repeat it here. 

I’ve got some big news to share with you today—-I’ll be leaving the Buzzer and TransLink as of Friday, August 9, 2013!

I’m off to join the City of Vancouver, helping manage the City’s social media program as their new Social Media Strategist. It’s a huge new role and I’m very excited to join their team.

But after five years with TransLink, it’s definitely not an easy change.

I’m so proud to be the Buzzer blog’s founding editor, and so proud I shared stories from the Olympics, from our control centres and garages, from transit conferences near and far, through podcasts, video, and more. And I’m so proud this work has earned TransLink real recognition from Mass Transit Magazine, and APTA in 2010 and 2012.

Most of all, I’ve loved getting to know the intelligent, committed, and wonderful customers we serve, and it’s an understatement to say I will sorely miss every one of you. It has been a true privilege to be a part of your lives for so long.

It’s a wonderful comfort, though, to leave you in the capable hands of Robert, as the main editor, and Borjana, Jiana, Angela, Tina, Pamela, and Stefanie as contributors—the wonderful new Buzzer crew who have joined me in the past little while. They’re all brilliant folks, and will continue to do great things at TransLink for years to come!

Again, my last day is August 9, so I’ll get to say goodbye to everyone during I Love Transit Week, which I’m so happy to have created back in 2009 :) If you’d like to stay in touch, you can find me at my personal website, pabillano.com, or @jpabillano on Twitter.

Goodbye, everyone, and thank you for everything! I’ll miss you all, but I won’t be too far away.

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Thanks for bringing Translink out to the those of us in the public that are passionate about transit! Good luck at your new gig.

said Jot on 1 Aug 2013 at 11:01pm

Thanks Jot. That means a lot! Thank you for being a big part of the Buzzer since its inception. I remember you winning that billion riders contest, and I would have never discovered Peaceful Restaurant if it weren’t for you :)

said Jhenifer on 2 Aug 2013 at 7:50am

Thanks for all your great work from friends at Transit Malaysia.

said Moaz Ahmad on 2 Aug 2013 at 8:41am

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