The communications manager oversees production and distribution of public information, directs media and public outreach efforts, and serves as content producer and editor for a variety of print, electronic, video and other communications materials for the Town. The communications manager is charged with telling the Town’s story and enhancing the Town’s image and profile regionally and nationally. The position also involves being a leader on a variety of special projects as assigned by the town manager or assistant town managers.
The communications manager may work with the Police Department’s public information officer and others agencies’ PIOs/communications professionals in emergency or crisis situations to ensure that the public receives accurate and timely information.
There are three main ways citizens can receive news and information from the Town:
1) Sign up for the e-notifications of their choice (newsletters, e-blasts, news releases, etc.); visit the e-notifications page for signups.
2) Follow the Town on its numerous social media pages. To follow the Town's main accounts, click on the social media icons in the top right-hand corner of this page (next to the Search field).
3) Download the Town's free garner info mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Search "garner info" in Apple or Google app stores.
The Town also operates a public, educational and governmental channel on Spectrum (generally channel 11) and AT&T U-verse (channel 99). Most of the Town's video productions also can be viewed on demand on its YouTube channel.
For more information, please contact the communications manager at (919) 773-4418.
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