Public Agency

Public Agency

Public Information, Education and Outreach

Land Use & DevelopmentAn exciting new service developed by Mann Communications, the Public Information, Education and Outreach Program for public agencies provides a solution for local government organizations that could benefit from improved communications with the media and the general public. Expanding on the traditional role of the Public Information Officer, Mann Communications offers this one-of-a-kind program to cities, counties and special districts throughout California.

Public agencies face unique challenges when it comes to communicating with the publics they represent. At Mann Communications we understand the issues facing local government. Ever-increasing scrutiny by the public and the media, complicated legal and ethical issues relating to conflict of interest, open meetings and public records, and sometimes delicate relationships between elected officials and staff, are just a few of the issues of significance when planning an effective communications strategy. Mann Communications can help government agencies reach out to the public and assist constituents with understanding sometimes complicated and sensitive issues.

By offering these services on a contract basis, Mann Communications provides all the benefits of an Office of Public Information at a considerable savings over hiring full-time staff. In addition, with Mann Communications you get a team of talented, experienced professionals, and a much wider range of services than any one employee could provide.

Preparing press-releases, drafting informational news articles, conducting editorial board briefings and press conferences, managing crisis communication, organizing town hall meetings and community events, making presentations to community groups, directing online communications, generating informational literature, facilitating cooperation with other government agencies, providing litigation support, and assisting with communication between elected officials and staff, are just a few of the benefits Mann Communications offers public agency clients.

What’s more, Mann Communications is uniquely positioned to offer these services. Our experts put many years of local government experience to work for our clients. Chris Mann, the company’s founder and President, has extensive experience in the public sector, having served as a Mayor, City Councilman, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of a water agency. He continues to serve as a trusted and respected advisor to public officials at the local level throughout the State of California. The experts at Mann Communications have worked with small and mid-sized municipalities such as the City of Westlake Village, the City of Grand Terrace and the City of Moreno Valley, with special districts such as the Mojave Water Agency, Victor Valley Water District and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, with regional coalitions and joint powers authorities such as the Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation and the Riverside Transit Agency, and with county agencies such as the Riverside County Community Heath Agency.