Community Relations Office

Susan Smith, Director
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

The Community Relations Office (CR) informs residents and visitors about fish and wildlife resources and encourages responsible behavior and safety while enjoying outdoor recreational activities, with the goal of raising awareness of conservation issues and the agency’s strategic initiatives. CR coordinates agency connections with the public through mass media by issuing news releases, conducting press conferences, providing interviews, writing articles and communicating with both the mainstream and outdoor press. FWC's social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, deliver news and resources instantly to the public and media. This office keeps abreast of important conservation issues facing Florida and informs FWC employees, who then can communicate effectively about relevant issues. It has established a database of thousands of FWC photos in Flickr, which is accessible to anyone. Florida Wildlife magazine and the FWC website, under the auspices of CR, also provide outreach to our residents and visitors.

CR budget summary

Funding Source FTE FTE salaries Other costs
MRCTF   $259,316 $85,423
SGTF   $507,993 $321,800
Total operating   $767,303 $407,223
Fixed capital outlay   $0 $0
Total budget 13.5 $767,303 $407,223

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