​​Think strategically and anticipate the future. Ensure that the decisions we make today will have lasting value.​​


To plan and coordinate communication of county services and programs to the public through print, video and digital materials.​​

Public Affairs is responsible for planning and managing the communication of county programs and services including Digital Marketing and Communications, Media and Public Information, Graphics, Educa​tional and Government Television Channel 20, and for developing and maintaining a strong positive relationship between county government and the media. The department administers and monitors Palm Beach County's web and social media presence and coordinates a county-wide Speakers Bureau, providing free speakers on county services, programs and educational campaigns to organizations in Palm Beach County.

The Public Affairs Department is charged by the County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan to implement a communications 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.

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

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Lisa DeLaRionda - Public Affairs Director 

Lisa De La Rionda


301 N. Olive Avenue Suite 1102
West Palm Beach, FL 33401