Community Relations and Public Information

The Community Relations and Public Information Department guarantees that residents, employees, and the public at-large, are kept accurately informed of county government services, activities and programs in a timely, effective and efficient manner.

The department facilitates public access to information and heightens awareness of government services and serves as a clearinghouse for all official government communications with the public to ensure that Douglas County, its officials and representatives are consistently presented in a positive, professional manner.

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.

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours:

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Douglas County Sheriff's Department 775-782-5126 or Fire Dispatch 775-782-9040 to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene.

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) &81-6886.

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View our Media Kit  for more information on beautiful Douglas County.



Melissa Blosser

Melissa Blosser

Community Relations Coordinator/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

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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