Parisa is the Community Relations Manager for Nextdoor’s Public Agency team and oversees all California partnerships. Nextdoor’s local government platform provides thousands of government entities around the world an opportunity to communicate more effectively to their constituents. Nextdoor for Public Agencies has proven to help build stronger, safer, and more resilient communities worldwide.
Prior to joining the Public Agency team, Parisa managed Nextdoor’s communication and presence across all social media channels on the Public Relations and Policy team. She focused on building online brand visibility, reputation, and elevating important stories of connectedness among neighbors.
Before Parisa moved to the private sector, she was brought on to create and launch a digital presence for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, where she oversaw digital communications under three administrations for the largest county government in Texas and third-largest in the U.S. In this role, Parisa was responsible for communicating daily to over 4 million constituents. She also wrote and executed one of the nation’s first government-facing social media policies that was revered as the industry standard.
Parisa is a first-generation Iranian American, a native Texan, and currently resides in Oakland, CA. She attended the University of Houston where she studied Public Policy. Parisa is a member of TechEquity Collaborative, Police Executive Research Forum, and the Public Relations Society of America. Her work has been featured in Texas Monthly, Governing Magazine, and the Opinion section on cnn.com.
Parisa Safarzadeh’s Session(s):
11:50 am–12:30 pm — Wednesday, February 5, 2020