From Left to Right: Lisa DeLaRionda, Director; John Jamason, Manager Media and Public Information; Heather Shirm, Manager Digital Marketing and Communications; John Johnson, Manager Graphics; and Lester Williams, Manager Channel 20.


Mission Statement

To plan, coordinate and communicate information of County services and programs to the public through print, video and digital materials.

Public Affairs is responsible for planning and managing the Department's programs including Digital Marketing and Communications, Media and Public Information, Graphics, Educational and Government Television (Channel 20), and for developing and maintaining a strong positive relationship between County government and the media. The department also administers and monitors Palm Beach County Government's web presence.

The Public Affairs Department is charged by the County's Comprehensive Emergency Plan to implement a plan for pre-disaster preparedness for the general public, and for the release of emergency public information to the media and general public prior to, during and in the recovery phase of disasters impacting Palm Beach County. The department also coordinates a county-wide Speakers Bureau, providing free speakers on County services, programs and issues to organizations in Palm Beach County.