Public Relations & Communications


The mission of the Public Relations & Communications Department is to maintain the lines of communication between Allegany County government, its employees and the public. 

Under its purview are internal and external communications, centralized marketing services, media relations, website services and intergovernmental relations. The PR & Communications office serves as a clearinghouse for all departments to ensure that communication is timely, accurate and in accordance with county government policies.

Media Relations

The Public Affairs and Communications Officer serves as the primary point of contact for members of the news media. For general inquiries to Allegany County, email Public Relations and Communications.

Emergency information

The Department disseminates emergency information to the public in the event of a countywide threat to public safety. The Department, in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Services, also handles emergency communications coordinated through the Nixle App, when necessary as part of the County response to a natural disaster or other emergency.

The Department of Public Relations & Communications is located on the 4th floor of the County Office Complex building and can be reached at (301) 876-9413 or via e-mail at

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  1. Kati Kenney

    Kati Kenney

    Public Relations & Communications Manager
    Phone: 301-777-2526 ext. 124