Public Information

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  2. Latest Press Releases
  1. 2023 MOJA Arts Festival

    The annual MOJA Arts Festival, an 11-day celebration of African American and Caribbean culture, is officially underway, with events planned through October 8. Read on...
  2. The Charleston Peninsula: Our Community, Our Future, Our Plan

    The city of Charleston is launching a new peninsula planning process that will serve as a guide for the future of the Charleston peninsula over the next 10-to-20 years. Additional Info...
  3. 2023 Municipal Election Information

    The filing period for individuals desiring to run as candidates in the City of Charleston’s November 7, 2023 Municipal General Election will open on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 12 PM and will close on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 12 PM. Additional Info...
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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.


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

  1. Chloe Field

    Assistant Director of Communications

  1. Johanna Cooper

    Communications Coordinator