The City of Charleston’s Municipal General Election will be held on November 5, 2019. Visit our Election Information page to obtain candidate filing documents, find your City Council district, access links to voter registration and eligibility, and more. Election Information Page
The Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing announced the performance lineup for the second annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, which will take place Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Read on...
Beginning Monday, June 17, 2019, the Charleston Visitor Center, located at 375 Meeting Street, will be closed for interior renovations. A temporary Visitor Center will operate at 23 Ann Street while the work is being completed. Read on...
With the potential for heavy rain continuing into the evening, and in order to keep as much traffic off the roads during rush hour as possible, city of Charleston offices, including the municipal court, will close at 3:30 p.m. today. Read on...
Due to the latest severe weather forecast from the National Weather Service, the City of Charleston will activate the Public Safety Operation Center at 6 a.m. Wednesday to manage the city’s response during and after the storm, as needed. Read on...
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.
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.
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