Strategic Communications


Our Mission 

The mission of the Strategic Communications Department is to support the proactive and timely exchange of information with our community, partners, elected leaders, regional media outlets, and staff by the Unified Government. We support organizational transparency and civic engagement through this information-sharing and by cultivating strong community partnerships to help us grow our outreach network.

Our Work

The Strategic Communications Department oversees organization-wide communications, content strategy, and implementation of capacity-building initiatives to expand our reach to our community. Duties include media relations and public information such as eNews, The Citizen Newsletter, social media, website, and UGTV; marketing of Unified Government programs; resource and best practice development around community engagement; strategic planning and communications on major issues; and situation management.

Stay in Touch

We offer a variety of channels and sources for information and updates from the Unified Government.

Department Head

Ashley Z. Hand, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director, Strategic Communications