Keeping the Public Informed
The role of County Communications is to provide information to the public and the media about efforts that impact their taxes and their lives. Today, that is more crucial than ever as there are more and more platforms to get information, and an even greater need to have a trusted source of information. County government impacts all areas of life, including roads and bridges, marriage or passport applications, voting in an election, contacting emergency services, and more.
Communicating with the Public
Allegheny County residents utilize numerous platforms and styles of communication to stay informed about the things that matter.
- You can receive press releases issued by the county directly to your inbox by signing up online.
- Follow the county on social media on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Sign up for Allegheny Alerts (a free subscription) to get notifications sent to wherever you specify (phone, text, or email) on whatever topics you desire.
- Watch for updates, alerts and posts on Nextdoor if you have an account, or consider joining the platform.
- Download or explore the county's mobile and online apps that provide information on a broad number of topics.
Need more information? Contact County Communications directly:
Communicating with the Media
While some departments may have staff who coordinate responses, inquiries for departments under the Executive Branch are coordinated through the Director of Communications who is assisted by a Communications Manager.
Director of Communications
Departments and Divisions under the Executive Branch
These departments and divisions are part of the Executive Branch under the authority of the County Executive:
For inquiries specifically for the Office of the Medical Examiner:
Contact the Office of the Medical Examiner
Submit an Official Request for Information
For inquiries related to Courts, County Council, Controller, District Attorney, Sheriff or Treasurer, please contact those offices directly.