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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. 



CMR Offers Website Editing Training for Staff

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments


  • Distributed over 580 news releases in an effort to provide local citizens and media with consistent, up-to-date information on county activities, policies and programs.
  • Worked closely with the county’s IT staff and 37 divisions and departments to completely overhaul the county’s website. The project took more than a year to plan and implement. The revamped site was created to provide a user-friendly experience that makes it easier than ever for citizens, businesses and visitors to access information from a computer, tablet or mobile phone. Additionally, CMR staff made more than 1,300 updates to the county’s website to consistently offer new information.
  • Ensured the flow of up-to-date information during crisis events including the January and February tornadoes and on-scene events like the AirGas incident. During the Presidents Day tornado, staff fielded almost 200 phone calls, texts and emails, issued 16 press releases and provided the corresponding social media and website updates in 48 hours.
  • Responded to over 1,000 local, state and national media requests from topics including tornado impacts, EMS and fire response, commission agenda items, staff changes, budget information, jail costs, mosquito safety, housing assistance, drainage projects and more.
  • Maintained the county’s social media accounts, growing the following by 43 percent. Tweeted 1,239 messages to over 13,000 Twitter followers. Increased the county’s social media presence by adding Facebook accounts for Pensacola Beach Lifeguards, emergency management and fire rescue.
  • Coordinated more than 40 county-wide special events, including ribbon-cutting ceremonies, park openings, groundbreakings and community meetings.
  • Created more than 330 design products ranging from business cards, flyers, brochures and signage to annual reports and preparedness guides.
  • Scripted, filmed and edited 82 informational videos for the web and TV.
  • Broadcasted 47 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 a four-building AV system review and the creation of a digital migration upgrade plan and study.

 

Christmas Tree Safety Interview

580

News releases distributed

1,300

Updates to the county website

330

Design products created