County Executive  |  Community & Business Partnerships
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Directing the County's community relations, economic development, tourism and public information functions is the primary focus of the Community and Business Partnerships Office.  Specific responsibilities include managing County initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Economic Vitality Action Plan and maintaining strong working relationships with area businesses and economic development groups at local, state and federal levels. We manage citizen participation in county government activities and support community partnerships to ensure meaningful public engagement in planning and policy development for Albemarle County. In addition, we direct the media relations program and county internal and external websites.

Responsibilities include:

 Media Relations
Serves as primary point of media contact for the County, keeps media informed of County activities, provide support and training for County staff in public information efforts, coordinates response to media Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
 
 Albemarle County Website & Publications
Manage and continually update County-wide website and employee intranet to keep information current and easy to access for residents, visitors, businesses and staff. Produce and distribute County A-mails, design and develop educational materials such as newsletters, brochures and displays.
 
 Economic Development
Manage County initiatives to achieve the goals and objectives outlined by the Economic Vitality Action Plan and maintaining strong working relationships with area businesses and economic development groups at local, state and federal levels 

 Tourism
Promote the abundance of cultural, historical and leisure tourism opportunities in Albemarle County

 Strategic Communications Planning
Develop strategies for effective communications outreach to inform and involve the community in local government operations and activities
 


 
 
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County Executive
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-5841
FAX: 434-296-5800
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