Community Relations

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Mission

The Community Relations Division focuses on making city services and information more accessible to communities, neighborhoods and individuals in Asheville. Community Relations staff members are committed to determining community needs, responding proactively to community concerns and tailoring city services to better meet residents' needs. 

About the Division

The Community Relations Division is responsible for the city's strategic communications, including media relations, community relations, intergovernmental relations and internal communications. It seeks the best ways for the city to communicate its priorities and achieve its policy objectives, and designs public education and community outreach initiatives to inform citizens and the media about city services and policy. The division's responsibilities include:

Organizational communication

media relations

Neighborhood Services

volunteer services

Government Television


Contact Information 

Community Relations Division
Second Floor, Asheville City Hall
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 232-4507

Staff Directory

 Dawa Hitch
 Division Head &
 Public Information Officer
 828.259.5981
 dhitch@ashevillenc.gov
 Marsha Stickford
 Neighborhood Services
 Coordinator
 828.259.5506
 mstickford@ashevillenc.gov
 Brian Postelle
 Public Information &
 Social Media Specialist
 828.232.4507
 bpostelle@ashevillenc.gov
 Dan Phairas
 Media Specialist &
 The Asheville Govt Channel
 828.232.4594
 dphairas@ashevillenc.gov


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