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  1. 2021 Business Licenses to Expire April 30, 2022

    Cities and towns located in SC are now required to standardize their business license practices due to the passage of Act 176. As such, 2021 City of Charleston Business Licenses will expire on April 30, 2022. Read on...
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    As part of its customer service offerings, the city of Charleston is now using Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. 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. Mikaela Porter

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 843-724-3746