Communications

Matthew H. Hymel, County Administrator
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The Public Communications Division is responsible for increasing public awareness, community engagement and building trust with the public through the County’s communication efforts per the Public Communications Plan.  

The division is responsible for creating and disseminating information and news about the County government, responding to media inquiries and leading community engagement initiatives. The division helps coordinate departmental outreach efforts including the production of news releases and video public service announcements, maintaining content on the County home page, overseeing social media accounts, leading communication training sessions and ensuring consistent branding per the County Identity Style Guide. Occasionally the division produces special projects such as the “Your County At Work” publication, a widely distributed report that provided a better understanding of our public service and how Marin residents can participate in County government.

The County has received national accolades for its public outreach efforts from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association and is active in statewide and regional public information forums for government agencies. During times of crisis, the Public Communication division becomes an integral part of the Emergency Operations Center staff in disseminating urgent information that could potentially save lives.

For any questions or comments regarding communication from the County Administrator's Office or any other department, please contact Laine Hendricks, Public Information Officer, at (415) 473-7496.

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Resources and Reports

Meet Our Team

Awards and Recognition

City-County Communications and Marketing Association

2018 Savvy (1st) 2016 Marin At A Glance (Category: Printed Publication)
2018 2nd 2016 Marin At A Glance (Digital Interactive Report)
2018 3rd           2016 Marin At A Glance (Promotional Video)
2018 3rd           Video: “Wall Fire: Voicemail from a Thankful Resident” (Best use of Facebook)
2018 3rd           Video: “Wall Fire: Voicemail from a Thankful Resident” (Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent)
2017 3rd ¡Viva Marin! Latino Health in Marin: A Data, Policy & Action Guide. (Printed Publications - Report)
2015 Savvy (1st) Video: “Youth Working for Change” (One Time Special Programming)
2015 Savvy (1st) Marin County Parks photo essay (Photography)
2015 2nd

Video: “Recovery Is Possible” (Promotional Video)

2014 Savvy (1st) Identity Style Guide (Branding / New Logo)
2014 Savvy (1st) Video: “5 Things You May Not Know About the Marin County Library” (Promotional Video)
2014 3rd Video: “A Story of Restorative Justice” (One Time Special Programming)

California Association of Public Information Officials

2018 Epic (1st) Marin At A Glance Annual Report (Category: Annual Report)
2018 Epic (1st) "Know the Risks" Poster: RxSafe Marin (Graphic Design)
2018 2nd Video: “Wall Fire: Voicemail from a Thankful Resident” (Social Media)
2017 2nd ¡Viva Marin! Latino Health in Marin: A Data, Policy & Action Guide. (Special Purpose Publication)
2017 3rd 2016 State of the County Report (Internal Employee Messaging)
2016 1st Marin County Parks photo essay (Photography)

 

Hermes Creative Awards - Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals

2018 Platinum Video: “2016 Marin At A Glance” (Category: Video - Government)
2018 Gold 2016 Marin At A Glance Report (E-Annual Report)
2018 Gold Video: “Wall Fire: Voicemail from a Thankful Resident” (Social Media - Video)