City of Wilmington
In July, Patterson was hired as the communications director, where technology has become an integral part of his work.
“As technology allows us to do so much more virtually, I also try to balance that with the importance of human relationships.”
He keeps up with local news by using the city of Wilmington’s social media
and reading the Greater Wilmington Business Journal
daily. His favorite pleasure reading is Garden & Gun
Patterson calls himself an “NPR
junkie” and enjoys TED Radio Hour
, Hidden Brain
, and On Being
, and on the lighter side, This American Life
and The Splendid Table
“During the fall, ESPN’s College Football
podcast keeps me grounded in what really matters,” he joked.
As part of a cord-cutter household, Patterson enjoys streaming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
, old episodes of Cheers
and the CBS Sunday Morning
Reading fiction books with his kids is one of his favorite pastimes. Current reads include “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society
” and “The Dragonsitter
“Life is stressful right now, and there’s no better medicine than laughing with a kid,” he said.
Find Patterson on Facebook @cityofwilmington
, and @cityofwilm on Twitter