Mann Communications provides a solution for local government organizations that could benefit from improved communications with the publics they serve.
Expanding on the traditional role of the Public Information Officer, Mann Communications offers these services on a contract basis to cities, counties and special districts throughout California.
Government agencies face unique challenges when it comes to communicating with the public. At Mann Communications we understand the issues facing local government. Ever-increasing scrutiny by the public, 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.
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.
The experts at Mann Communications have worked in and with county government, with small and mid-sized municipalities, with special districts, with regional coalitions and with joint powers authorities.
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, has extensive experience in the public sector, having served as a Mayor, City Councilman, as a Member of the Board of Directors of two separate water agencies, and as Deputy Chief of Staff to a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. He continues to serve as a trusted and respected advisor to public officials at the local level throughout Southern California.
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