Public Information Office

The Public Information Office's primary responsibility is to provide accurate and timely information to the public and media about the actions, policies, and public meetings of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the County's 22 departments. 

The Public Information Office is also the primary information source for Monroe County Emergency Management and Monroe County Fire Rescue

Responsibilities of the Public Infomation Office

  • Writes and distributes news releases. In 2018, more than 200 releases were made. 
  • Maintains the County's official social media communications across all platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. 
  • Creates content and maintains the websites for Monroe County BOCC, Monroe County Fire Rescue, and Monroe County Emergency Management.
  • Interacts with members of the media and public and responds to questions from County residents.
  • Arranges press conferences, ceremonies, and public meetings.
  • Works with state and federal government entities to ensure County residents receive information about programs, grants, and opportunities. 
  • Creates the State of the County Annual Report and annual video. 

Monroe County Official Social Media Sites

Media Inquiries  

For inquiries and questions related to Monroe County government and Monroe County Emergency Management, contact Public Information Officer Kristen Livengood at 305-680-8226.

Public Records Requests

The Monroe County Attorney's Office is the custodian of Public Records for the Monroe County BOCC. Requests can be made here

  1. Keys 2020 Census Logo
  2. Jimmy Steffen Veterans Affairs stands in front of the veteran shuttle
  3. Conceptual drawing of the boat ramp kiosk
  4. Monroe County Building Department looks over the newly released maps
  5. Roman Gastesi at his desk
  6. Written: Press Release on whiteboard
  7. Rhonda Haag and Judy Clarke present at the Monroe County BOCC meeting
  8. Craig Cates Headshot
  9. The Quarry ribbon cutting group photo
  10. Photo of new Card Sound Road All-Electronic Toll in October 2018
  11. Paper Bail at the Waste Management
  12. Written: Press Release on whiteboard
  13. Craig Smith Headshot Employee of the 3rd Quarter
  14. Carruthers speaks at FAC Legislative Conference in Nov. 2019
  15. Roadway project design meeting in Key West in November
  16. Mayor Carruthers recognizes Commissioner Murphy for her mayoral duties
  17. Emergency Operations Conceptual Drawing
  18. The island of Key West by air after taking off from Key West airport
  19. Rhonda Haag and Roman Gastesi celebrate at the last canal being cleared
  20. Monroe County commissioners and project management break ground at the courthouse
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