Community Relations and Public Information

The Board of County Commissioners on November 21, 2020 in coordination with the County Manager's Office and the Community Relations Department  requested an assessment of the Douglas County Communications Division and operations by RAD Strategies.  The public participated in a survey.  The results, raw data and recommendations from that audit can be found here

The Douglas County Community Relations Team proactively supports the County's mission and strategic communications objectives. Together, we enhance the County's visibility, image and reputation through the prompt release of information. Community Relations provides county service information to residents, businesses, visitors and media through Programs, County Newsletter, Civic Engagement, Press Releases, Media relations and public information during activation of the Emergency Operations Center, Managing the County Website and Social Media Platforms, Acting as a liaison between private, public and non-profit organizations with-in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office 
The Douglas County Community Relations Team also proactively supports the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Together, we enhance the law enforcement visibility, and assist in keeping the public safe through the prompt release of public safety information. The team also supports the Sheriff's website and Social Media.

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours:

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Douglas County Communications Department 775-782-5126 to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene. Dispatch will direct you to the appropriate Public Information Officer depending on the nature of the incident. 

For inquiries about non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact the Douglas County Manager's Office during regular business hours (775) 782-9821 and ask to be directed to Community Relations or call Melissa Blosser (775) 781-6886.

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Melissa Blosser

Melissa Blosser

Community Relations Manager/Public Information Officer

Physical Address: 1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423


Ph: 775-782-9821 cell: 775-781-6886 ( MEDIA EMERGENCY)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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