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Georgia Henderson
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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:


DOUGLAS VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER HOSTS FAM TOUR
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Tourism Representatives at General Coffee State Park

The City of Douglas Visitor Information Center hosted a familiarization (FAM) tour of Douglas with Georgia Visitor Information Specialists (GVIC) from Lake Park and Savannah on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, 2016.   The purpose of a FAM tour is to allow employees of Georgia Visitor Information Centers the opportunity to discover other regions of the State so that GVIC representatives can speak to tourists about those regions and encourage visits to those areas in Georgia.

The Magnolia Midlands Travel Association FAM tour began in Fitzgerald on Monday morning and arrived in Douglas Monday afternoon.  The visitors stayed overnight at one of our hotels and remained in Douglas until mid-afternoon Tuesday, when they traveled to Vidalia.  The FAM tour concluded after visiting Vidalia, Lyons, Dublin, Metter, and Claxton.  While in Douglas, the tourism representatives toured General Coffee State Park, downtown Douglas, Heritage Station Museum, and the WWII Flight Training Museum, as well as visited local restaurants and shops.  Their local tour guides were Kimberly Tucker, Information Specialist for the Douglas Visitor Information Center, Pattie Merritt, Main Street Coordinator, and Lori Hennesy, Tourism Project Manager for the Magnolia Midlands Region of GDEcD.

“This was a great opportunity for Douglas to shine,” says Public Information Director, Georgia Henderson.  “The encounters in our community will give these professionals the ability to relay their experience in Douglas to the many visitors they see day to day.”

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, “Tourism is big business in Georgia, really big.  In Coffee County in 2014, the tourism industry supported 522 jobs, generated $70.3 million in direct travel spending, created $2.4 million in sales tax revenue and generated $2.0 million in local tax revenues.  Each Coffee County household received $258 in tax relief per household, as a result of the taxes generated by direct spending.”

For more information the Douglas Visitor Information Center, please call 912-384-4555.


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Tourism Reps at the World War II Flight Training Museum

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Tourism Reps at Heritage Station Museum

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Tourism Reps enjoying breakfast at Holt's Bakery

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Tourism Reps shopping Downtown!

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