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Communications & Community Relations

Contact: Rick Martin - Director
8700 Hospital Drive - Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7303 - Fax: 770.920.7445

The purpose of the Communications and Community Relations Department is to develop an interactive and proactive program of communication and community relations to inform, educate, and involve citizens and employees of Douglas County with their government to increase participation, satisfaction, and a sense of ownership.

To this end, the Department has three goals:
  • increase the communications and flow of information between the County and its citizens;
  • develop a positive, distinctive image for Douglas County; and
  • create initiatives and events to bring employees together, bring neighborhoods together, and to increase spirit and pride in the County.

dctv23, News and Events
Please visit the dctv23 web page for the latest in what is happening with the Douglas County Government Access Cable Television Channel, and "Happenings", the free weekly e-mail of events and meetings of general interest to Douglas County citizens. Please also check out the Latest News and Current Events pages to keep up to date.

Douglas County Happenings Policies and Procedures

Douglas County Happenings is a free, weekly e-mail newsletter, issued by the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations, that contains calendar items and announcements of general interest to the Public. The purpose of Douglas County Happenings is to provide the public with convenient and efficient information about Douglas County's agencies, programs and services, and those of the general Public, with some limitations, in an attempt to bring our community closer together.

Subscription and Subscription List
Persons interested in receiving Douglas County Happenings may place their e-mail address on the subscription list by (1) entering it themselves on the home page of the Douglas County web site, or (2) requesting it in person or via e-mail to the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations. The subscription list is intended to be private and not published, and is not sold or otherwise distributed.

Newsletter Content and Requirements for Inclusion
Douglas County Happenings contains calendar items and announcements of general interest to the Public. The calendar is issued in chronological order, and will cover items generally for the next three (3) weeks from the issuing date. However, if three weeks of calendar items plus announcements creates a newsletter that is considered too large a computer file to be easily transmitted and/or downloaded, a shorter calendar may be published at the sole discretion of the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations.

Calendar items and announcements are limited to the following categories:
  • government, government agency, and quasi-government agency meetings, events and announcements;
  • not-for-profit organization events and announcements (no meeting announcements due to space limitations);
  • events open to the general Public at no or minimal charge that are of widespread interest.
Douglas County Happenings specifically will not include announcements from/of political parties or organizations, religious group or church meetings, and service club meetings.

Calendar item requests may be submitted to the Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations for inclusion in Douglas County Happenings. The Department staff has the sole authority to condense, abbreviate or modify the request to fit the format and available space of the newsletter.

Calendar item submittal receipt deadline is 9 a.m. each Wednesday. However, due to workload, other duties, and unusual circumstances. Staff reserves the right to change the deadline date to an earlier time to accommodate the newsletter issuance.

Newsletter Issuance
Douglas County Happenings is generally issued on Thursdays of each week. However, due to holidays or other scheduling conflicts, Douglas County Happenings may be issued earlier or later in any given week.

The Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations will make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the newsletter. However, the Department does not warrant or make any representation as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information. The newsletter information is compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice. Errors may also be made in the compiling of the newsletter because the Department staff is human. Corrections of inaccurate information will be made in the next issue of the newsletter, if applicable, but the newsletter will not be reissued in the case of inadvertent errors.
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