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Georgia Henderson
Director/Public Information Officer

211 S. Gaskin Avenue
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 383-0277
Fx: (912) 384-0130

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Public Information Department is dedicated to educate, engage, and inspire our community to help them better understand and participate in their City Government.

The Public Information Office is here to facilitate communication with citizens, businesses, elected officials, and the City Manager's Office regarding City services, projects, and events.  The Public Information Office also works to communicate directly with members of the media in both preparing and placing stories and responding to media inquiries.  A key goal of this office is to deliver timely, accurate, consistent, cohesive and strategic communications to the City's constituencies.  To reach our goal we educate, inform, engage, and inspire our community to help them better understand in their City Government. 

Our scope of work is to:
  • Facilitate City-wide media relations, events, marketing and communications; 
  • Produce WDTV-13, Douglas' local government access channel;
  • Coordinate Douglas 101 Citizen's Academy, Group Tours, Events, and Festivals;
  • Manage the City's website and social media initiatives.
  • Maintain a vibrant downtown and relations with merchants.

Divisions within the Public Information Department consists of:


ASHLEY SLATER HOUSE CAMELLIAS PLACED ON GEORGIA’S CAMELLIA TRAIL
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First Lady Sandra Deal along with state officials cut the ribbon at Masse Lane Gardens to open the Georgia Camellia Trail

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, Pattie Merritt, Main Street Coordinator, represented Douglas as the American Camellia Society and Georgia Tourism announced the Georgia Camellia Trail at Massee Lane Gardens in Ft. Valley.  The Camellia Trail features 30 stops throughout Georgia that are considered visitor friendly. The formal garden located at the Douglas Visitor Information Center (Ashley-Slater House) is listed as one of the stops on the Camellia Trail.

“We are so excited about the Douglas Visitor Information Center’s camellias being featured on the Georgia Camellia Trail,” says Georgia Henderson, Public Information Director.  “We are busy preparing the garden and planning for a special ceremony soon to celebrate this honor.”

The opening ceremony at Massee Lane Gardens consisted of a welcome from America Camellia Society Executive Director, Celeste Richard followed by a history of the Georgia Camellia Trail by Cindy Eidson (GDEcD) and Bruce Green (Georgia Camellia Trail Consultant).  State Representative for District 139, Patty J. Bentley, spoke about the economic impact of the Camellia Trail on local economy.  Special guest, First Lady Sandra Deal, shared her thoughts on the Georgia Governor’s Mansion Garden.  After the closing address by Ms. Richard, those in attendance enjoyed a Japanese Drumming Exhibition, Japanese Tea Ceremony, and a catered Asian inspired Luncheon.

The Douglas Visitor Information Center, located at 211 S. Gaskin Avenue, has a total of 11 camellias that are blooming normally bloom in late January – February.  For more information about the Georgia Camellia Trail, http://www.exploregeorgia.org/itineraries/georgias-camellia-trail.


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