The Communications Department creates opportunities for residents, visitors, partners and employees to become more informed of County business through media relations, the use of a variety of social media, internal communications, public involvement, branding and graphic design standards, crisis and emergency communications, and website design and management. Communications is also responsible for developing and implementing the county’s mission, vision and values as well as its Strategic Plan. 

The outcome of the County's Communications efforts includes providing effective and efficient service as well as useful and understandable information to county residents, businesses, partners and employees.

Open communications and engagement with those who are affected by county decisions fosters awareness, education, collaboration, consensus and behavior change. It also builds public trust and confidence in the county’s taxpayers and voters. 


230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens ,

On Call for Media
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Karen Kane