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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Contact

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

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

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Directory

News

Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Flood Awareness Event Canceled

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Douglas County Flagged for Elevated COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 03, 2020

Community Centers Install High Flow Air Filtration and Purification Systems

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Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Douglas County Confirms Positive COVID-19 Exposure at Election Polls Election Process Will Not be Affected

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Posted: Oct 29, 2020

County Unveils Executive Summary Draft, First Three Master Plan Elements, Dates & Times for Additional Public Meetings

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Posted: Oct 28, 2020

Road Closure Announcement- Centerville Reconstruction Project

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Riverview Drive Closure

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Flood Awareness Event

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Posted: Oct 19, 2020

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020

Master Plan Text Amendment Survey Results Are In

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Posted: Oct 08, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Heybourne Rd

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Posted: Oct 05, 2020

Funding extended to assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, eligibility now includes business with up to 100 employees

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Centerville Road

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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Funding Still Available to Assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Posted: Sep 12, 2020

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Posted: Sep 10, 2020

JOIN Inc. Partners with Douglas County to Provide Financial Assistance

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Posted: Sep 08, 2020

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

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Posted: Sep 01, 2020

Douglas County Launches 2020 Master Plan Text Update Resident Survey

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Help Douglas County Increase Community Based Testing Numbers; Keep Businesses Open

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Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Douglas County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business Funding available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with expenses like PPE, utilities, rent and retrofits

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Shooting Facility

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Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020

Douglas County Advises the Public About Process for Reporting VHR Issues

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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

*Update/Correction* Douglas County Sheriff's Office Response to Protests

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Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to Protest

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Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

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Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual

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Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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