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The Communications Department provides innovative and creative communications solutions to promote the City’s

core services, initiatives and mission.

Department Overview

The Communications Department (formerly Public Affairs) serves as the City’s media liaison, facilitating media

conferences, fielding direct media inquiries and populating the City’s website, intranet site and social media

platforms. The department produces shows, such as the Oak City music series, and stand-alone programming on

Raleigh Television Network (RTN).

The Communications Department includes the Print Services Division, which is responsible for on-site design and

purchasing of printing services. The department also manages the City’s mail and delivery services in an effort to

realize greater efficiencies and economies of scale.

Additional information regarding the Communications Department may be obtained by contacting Damien Graham,

Communications Director, at (919) 996-3002 or via email at


Budget Highlights

Includes one-time funds to hire a consulting firm to assist in the research, design and implementation of a

new brand for the City ($250,000). The strategic plan provides direction for the City to develop and

implement a comprehensive communications policy and plan.

Adds a new Graphic Designer position to provide design services support for web, print and social media

efforts ($51,000).

Adds a new RTN Studio Engineer position that will provide professional engineering support for the City’s

television production facilities ($56,000). The production use by RTN staff and community producers has

grown to where a second technical person is needed.

In order to better align communications and graphic design services throughout the city, staff providing

support to City Planning, Development Services and Economic Development and Innovation are

transferred from the City Planning Department ($300,000).

Funds the Oak City Sessions music series that features local artists, which will position Raleigh as an

entertainment, cultural and tourism destination ($70,000).



Information and

News Media

Graphic Design

and Printing


Social Media

and Web

Public Affairs

and Internal


Video and