Public Information

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  1. Modified Garbage and Trash Collection for the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    The city of Charleston will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on a modified schedule. Read on...
  2. New Charleston Single-Use Plastic Regulations, Effective January 1, 2020

    Operations throughout the City of Charleston will be required to eliminate use of single-use plastic carryout and merchandise bags, as well as certain plastic carryout and food packaging items, beginning January 1, 2020. Additional Info...
  3. Business License Renewal Reminder

    Business License Renewal Applications and payments are due by January 31, 2020. Renew your license online through the city’s secure Customer Access Portal. Read on...
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About Us

Public Information acts as liaison for local, state and national media on behalf of the city. The division provides a spokesperson for specific issues and any background information necessary for clarity of issues for the media.

This division also provides coordination for specific projects which involve media participation or any other city function which will be featured by local media.

Additional Responsibilities

The division plans and coordinates press conferences, prepares press releases, and notifies media of city events. The division coordinates city ceremonies such as ribbon cuttings, ground breaking ceremonies, and special announcements for the City of Charleston and its departments.

The division also:

  • Reviews publications produced by other departments and assists in development, creation, and dissemination of these publications.
  • Produces, plans and coordinates content and design for the City of Charleston website.

Mission

The mission of Public Information is to:

  • Facilitate internal and external communications
  • Communicate to citizens any information that may affect or benefit them as residents and visitors in the City of Charleston
  1. Jack O'Toole

    Director of Communications
    Phone: 843-724-3746

  1. Cameron P. Wolfsen

    Assistant Director of Communications
    Phone: 843-724-3746

  1. Chloe Field

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 843-724-3746