The Department of Public Affairs assists organizations in their events when public property is utilized and manages the special events produced by the City of St. Augustine. When public property is utilized for activities and events such as film productions, parades, festivals, or weddings, for example, a permit must be obtained through the Public Affairs office.
In addition, the department acts as the primary point of contact for the media with regards to city government activities, public information distribution, and all things relating to city matters that concern or involve it’s residents, visitors, business owners, and public officials. The Public Affairs department is also responsible for maintaining the city web site and dissemination of information on social media. Review the Events Venue Guidelines & Forms information.
News and Notes
This weekly email newsletter was created in 2004 at the request of residents and business owners who wanted early access to City Commission and City Board agendas. News & Notes has since grown to include not only the commission and board agendas, but also relevant announcements for upcoming activities (especially those activities which may cause traffic interruptions), openings of city sponsored events, news releases and important and timely information. To subscribe, visit our News & Notes sign-up webpage. Enter your name and email, and click Sign Up.
The Break Room
A weekly 15-minute program on WFCF, Flagler College Radio. The Break Room offers the community a behind-the scenes look at the day-to-day workings of city government through conversations with various city employees, engaged in a wide variety of work. The program airs on Wednesdays @ 5:00pm and again on Saturdays @ 8:00am and may be heard at 88.5 FM. To learn more, visit our CityStAug Radio web page.
Paul K. Williamson, Director of Public Affairs
Wanda Bray, Event Administrator
Melissa Wissel, Public Information Coordinator
Office Location: City Hall, 75 King Street, (3rd floor, Elevator "B")
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday - Friday
Mailing Address: City of St. Augustine, P. O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210