According to a press release from City of Lufkin Interim City Manager Bruce Green, on Thursday, October 1, the City of Lufkin will establish a Communications and Public Information Office (Office) responsible for promoting awareness of the city’s mission, programs, policies and initiatives to city residents and the media. The Office will be housed in City Administration.

Jessica Pebsworth, Public Relations Specialist for the Lufkin Public Safety Department, is being promoted to Communications Director for the City of Lufkin. In that capacity she will be the liaison between the city, its various departments, and the public. The director will be responsible for issuing press releases and public communications via various social media platforms, ensuring accurate and complete responses to requests for public information, answering queries from the media and arranging interviews with city executives and employees.

The city’s goal for the Office is to use a comprehensive approach to inform and enhance community awareness by means of media relations, public education tools and timely crisis communication.

The Office will regularly distribute news to the public through a variety of avenues from news releases to social media accounts. The Office will operate and maintain Suddenlink cable channel 15 KLTX, the city’s website and its social media site. It will also be responsible for the photography and videography for the city, which includes recording council and board meetings, events, municipal commercials, special videos and more. Finally, the Office will answer inquiries from the public daily.

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