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    communications officeThe Pima County Communications Office proactively supports Pima County's mission and strategic objectives. Our mission is to enhance the County's visibility, image and reputation throughout Arizona, the United States and internationally.  

    The Office has multiple responsibilities: 
    • Public Communications – We use multiple media to inform the public about the governance of Pima County, including a county newsletter (to begin in January), the county’s website, social media, news releases, public events and printed material.
    • Media assistance – We help journalists connect with the county sources they need for their stories; and we provide media outlets news releases about county governance, programs, initiatives and people.
    • Internal Communications - We produce eScoop, the county's internal e-newsletter, which publishes the first Monday of every month. Story ideas and submissions may be sent to Kim Smith. We also send eBlasts (email messages sent to all County employees.)
    • Graphic Design – We serve as the primary graphic design department for a majority of county departments. We design flyers, brochures, posters, banners and more.
    • Photography and Videography – Visual communication is a big part of our mission. We help visually illustrate the programs and projects of the county, and produce informational and promotional videos about the county and for county departments. 
    • Information Service – Communications serves as the county’s telephone operator and staffs the information window in the main county administration building, 130 W. Congress (which also is the Communications  office). 

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    Contact Us

    The Communications Office is divided into two divisions, Public Communications and Graphic Design/Visual Arts. For the Public Communications side, the manager and four writers assist county departments with their communications needs. The writers also serve as media liaisons to help connect the media to sources in county departments.

    Public Communications Staff Directory

    mark evans    Mark B. Evans
    Public Communications Manager 
    (520) 724-3334

    Communications Liaison For:
    County Administrator
    Bonds Program
    Economic Development

    kate harrison    Kate Harrison
    Public Newsletter Editor
    Senior Editor
    (520) 724-3739

    Communications Liaison For:
    Community Services, Parks, Las Artes, 
    One Stop Career Centers, Pima Vocational HS, 
    Workforce Investment Board, The Loop, 
    Bikes and Pedestrians Program
    marcia zamorano    Marcia Zamorano
    Social Media Editor
    Communications Liaison
    (520) 724-8512

    Communications Liaison For:
    Public Works, Development Services, Pima Prospers, 
    Facilities Management, Capital Improvement Program, 
    Wastewater, Transportation, Kino Sports Complex, 
    Public Library, Animal Care Center
    kim smith    Kim Smith
    Internal Newsletter Editor
    Communications Liaison
    (520) 724-3740

    Communications Liaison For:
    Health, Behavioral Health, Medical Examiner, 
    Environmental Quality, Wireless Integrated Network, 
    Emergency Management, Human Resources, 
    Public Safety and Courts
    laura fairbanks    Laura Fairbanks
    Calendar Editor
    Communications Liaison
    (520) 724-3332

    Communications Liaison For:
    Clerk of the Board, Sustainability, Real Estate, 
    Flood Control, Risk Management, Finance, 
    Procurement, Fleet Services,
    Community Development and Neighborhoods
     laura galvez   Laura Galvez
    Special Staff Assistant
    County Operator
    (520) 724-3312


    Graphic Design and Visual Arts Staff Directory

    The Graphic Design and Visual Arts Division serves as the primary graphic design department for a majority of county departments. The department designs flyers, brochures, posters, banners and more. The Visual Arts staff provide photography for county departments and the Communications Office press releases, and produce informational, explanatory and promotional videos about county services and programs.
     Jose Merino    dave burnham    everett acosta
    Jose Merino
    Graphic Design
    and Brand Manager
    (520) 724-3726
      Dave Burnham
    Graphic Designer
    (520) 724-4263
      Everett Acosta
    Graphic Designer
    (520) 724-4261
     hugo torres    Gerry Loew   randy metcalf 
    Hugo Torres
    Graphic Designer
    (520) 724-4262
      Gerry Loew
    (520) 724-3738
      Randy Metcalf
    (520) 724-8520
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    Communications Office

    130 W. Congress
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    (520) 724-9999

    Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m., except on holidays.

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