Public Information & Community Engagement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Information & Community Engagement Manager is to effectively plan, coordinate, and manage the City’s various public information, outreach, and community engagement efforts.

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Community Engagement Hours

  • Community Coffee is a 1hr informal meeting held every first Thursday at 9:30am in the Community Room, on the 1st floor of the Community Center. The purpose of the event is to encourage residents, businesses, organizations, and volunteer groups to come together, introduce themselves, and share updates regarding various efforts occurring around Rochester. Community Coffee is hosted by the Public Information Manager for the City of Rochester. The public is encouraged to attend. Free coffee is available, courtesy of Potter's House Bakery & Cafe. No RSVP is required.

General Areas of Service

  • Writing and Distributing Press Releases
  • Maintaining and Supporting the City’s Official Website
  • Managing The Rochester Post website
  • Graphic Design and General Marketing
  • Managing the Electric Sign behind City Hall
  • Meaningful Engagement with Residents, Businesses, Organizations, and Volunteer Groups
  • Photography and Videography
  • Producing and Co-hosting the city's weekly audio podcast
  • Social Media Management
  • Supervising the Government TV Channel
  • Web Design and Development 

What is The Rochester Post?

The Rochester Post is operated by the Public Information and Community Engagement Office for the City of Rochester. The purpose of the website is to serve as an aggregate for municipal press releases, community happenings, public meetings and hearings, and regional news from the State of New Hampshire and local press sources. The posts are available to readers at no cost, with no required subscriptions, internet-generated advertising, pop-ups, or clickbait. The mission of The Rochester Post is to raise awareness, make public information easily accessible, and to encourage Rochester citizens to get involved in their community and municipal government.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Matthew Wyatt Public Information & Community Engagement Manager (603) 330-7195
Celeste Plaia Government Channel Coordinator (603) 335-7560