Public Information

  1. Featured Stories
  2. Latest Press Releases
  1. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information

    Mayor Tecklenburg and city leaders remain in close communication with federal, state and regional officials including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the CDC, S.C. DHEC, the U.S. Coast Guard and MUSC on the situation related to the coronavirus. Read on...
  2. Emergency Ordinance on Stay at Home

    View the Emergency Ordinance on Stay at Home approved by Charleston City Council on March 24, 2020 Read on...
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a number of programs to assist small businesses during the Coronavirus crisis such as Low Interest Disaster Loans, Express Bridge Loans, Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans and more. 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