The City of Destin's public information mission is to effectively and efficiently convey the city’s objectives to residents, businesses and visitors while garnering feedback to better serve the public need. A key function of this position includes working with members of the community, media, civic and professional groups to carry out the mission and vision of the city.
The public information director serves as an information resource by developing and implementing public relations strategies for the city. Areas include:
- Annual State of the City Address
- Annual Open House
- Crisis communications
- Education initiatives
- Magazine writing
- Media relations
- News releases
- Printed materials including Hurricane Guide and rip current information
- Public Service Announcements
- Social media management (view social media policy here)
- Special events
- Website content
As the public information director, Dr. Young serves as a member of the city’s emergency management team that works before, during and after emergencies in order to coordinate and plan city operations; and provides constant communication and emergency messages to elected officials, staff and the public. She is a member of the National Information Officers Association, Florida Municipal Communicators Association, Impact100, and is a past winner of an Edward R. Murrow Award in Innovation.