Public Information Office

The Public Information Office's primary responsibility is to provide accurate and timely information to the public and media about the actions, policies, and public meetings of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the County's 22 departments. 

The Public Information Office is the primary information source for Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Fire Rescue

The Public Information Office:

  • Writes and distributes news releases. In 2018, more than 200 releases were made. 
  • Maintains the County's official social media communications across all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. 
  • Creates content and maintains the websites for Monroe County BOCC, Monroe County Fire Rescue, and Monroe County Emergency Management.
  • Interacts with members of the media and public and responds to questions from County residents.
  • Arranges press conferences, ceremonies, and public meetings.
  • Works with state and federal government entities to ensure County residents receive information about programs, grants, and opportunities. 
  • Creates the State of the County Annual Report and annual video. 

Monroe County Official Social Media Sites:

News Releases:

To subscribe, unsubscribe or manage Monroe County news releases and calendars subscriptions, go to Notify Me under "News Flash."

Media Inquiries:  

For inquiries and questions related to Monroe County government and Monroe County Emergency Management, contact Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood at 305-680-8226.

Public Inquiries:

For general inquiries and concerns, click "Report a Concern" for a form to fill out. 

Public Records Requests:

The Monroe County Attorney's Office is the custodian of Public Records for the Monroe County BOCC. More information about Public Records Requests can be found here.