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Mission Statement


The Escambia County Office of Community and Media Relations proactively facilitates the accurate, effective, timely and consistent flow of public information to internal and external parties, while also providing community outreach and serving as the county’s liaison with its media partners. The office provides services to enhance the relationship between Escambia County government, its citizens and the media through positive public and media relations. 



Alison Woodfin CMR Summer Intern

FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments


  • Helped to configure, train staff and administer "Ask MyEscambia," a desktop and mobile citizen request system, connecting residents to county departments. 
  • Distributed over 700 news releases in an effort to provide local citizens and media with consistent, up-to-date information on county activities, policies and programs.
  • Continued to advance the content and consistently offer new information available on the county's website, making almost 2,000 updates to the site. The site had a 73 percent increase in page visits and 47 percent increase in visitors in FY 2016-17 over FY 2015-16.
  • Ensured the flow of up-to-date information during crisis events including the International Paper explosion, a possible anhydrous ammonia leak, fire deaths, escaped prisoners, inclement weather and large commercial fires.
  • Responded to over 850 local, state and national media requests on topics including EMS and fire response, commission agenda items, staff changes, the budget, changes to tolls on the Bob Sikes Bridge, animal control, county jail mug shots and other topics, road projects and more.
  • Maintained the county’s social media accounts, growing the following by 37 percent and posting over 3,400 times.
  • Coordinated or assisted with more than 50 county-wide special events, including ribbon-cutting ceremonies, park openings, groundbreakings and community meetings.
  • Created more than 280 design products ranging from business cards, flyers, brochures and signage to annual reports and preparedness guides.
  • Scripted, filmed and edited over 85 informational videos for the web and TV.
  • Broadcasted 77 county commission meetings, workshops and special forums live on ECTV, which can be found on channel 98 for Bright House, Cox Cable and Mediacom (Pensacola Beach) subscribers and channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. Meetings are also available on MyEscambia.com on demand.
  • Oversaw the design, bidding and award of a two building digital migration upgrade project. The project includes the installation of full HD online capability, greatly improving the quality of meeting footage on the county's website and adding the ability to stream and broadcast from the Central Office Complex for public viewing of planning board and board of adjustment meetings.  The project, which will be completed in February 2018, will also move ECTV to channel 4 on Cox for a merger with WUWF, also in full HD.

 

Ask MyEscambia Training Class

1,286,795

Visits to the county website

878

Press releases distributed

3,401

Social media posts on county information