Public Information

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  1. Veterans Day Modified Garbage & Trash Collection Schedule

    The City of Charleston will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans 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. We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America

    The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America, on view at City Gallery at Joe Riley Waterfront Park, October 25 through December 22, 2019. Read on...
  3. 2019 Municipal Runoff Election Information

    The City of Charleston will conduct a Runoff Election on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to fill (1) one Mayor’s seat and (1) one City Council seat for District 3. Visit our Election Information page for more information. 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.


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