The Public Information Division of Community Development is dedicated to educate, engage, and inspire our community to help them better understand and participate in their City Government.
The Public Information Office is here to facilitate communication with citizens, businesses, elected officials, and the City Manager's Office regarding City services, projects, and events. The Public Information Office also works to communicate directly with members of the media in both preparing and placing stories and responding to media inquiries. A key goal of this office is to deliver timely, accurate, consistent, cohesive and strategic communications to the City's constituencies. To reach our goal we educate, inform, engage, and inspire our community to help them better understand in their City Government.
Our scope of work is to:
- Facilitate City-wide media relations, events, marketing and communications;
- Produce WDTV-13, Douglas' local government access channel;
- Coordinate Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy, Group Tours, Events, and Festivals;
- Manage the City's website and social media initiatives.
- Marketing / Public Relations
- Tourism / Promotions
CITY OF DOUGLAS FEATURED IN NEWS SEGMENT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN
Douglas is featured in a segment with WFXL Fox 31/Albany focusing on how the city is promoting successful economic development in downtown.
THOMAS ELECTED AS MAGNOLIA MIDLANDS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
At the Magnolia Midlands Travel Association (MMTA) June monthly meeting, Blondale Thomas (Douglas Public Information Manager), was elected to serve as President of the travel association for 2019-2020. Blondale has been employed by the City of Douglas for 23 years and has served on the MMTA Executive Board since 2015. MMTA works with tourism partners in communities throughout the state to promote their 24 county region to Georgia visitors. MMTA Executive Officers for the 2019-2020 year are Blondale Thomas (President), Robin Davis (Vice President), Sonya Miller (Secretary), Georgia Henderson (Treasurer) and Franklin Dismuke (Past President).
Pictured: MMTA President Blondale Thomas presents Franklin Dismuke (Eagle Creek Brewing Company) with a plaque of appreciation for his service as 2018-2019 President of the travel association during the meeting in July at the Shoppes on 4th & Cherry in Ocilla, Georgia. (L-R) Sonya Miller (Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber), Brandy Elrod (Fitzgerald CVB), Daphne Walker (Lyons Main Street), Jennifer Surrency (Douglas-Coffee County Chamber), Paula Anderson (Telfair County Chamber), Blondale Thomas (City of Douglas), Franklin Dismuke (Eagle Creek Brewing Company), Cathy Stott (Ocilla-Irwin Chamber & EDA), Georgia Henderson (City of Douglas), and Paula McCain (Eastman-Dodge County Chamber)
View the Community Development Department's staff directory.