2009-012: Media Communications

City of Canton

Executive Order 2009-012

Media Communications

WHEREAS, City of Canton is committed to providing information to the public and maintaining a transparent and responsive Government; and

WHEREAS, as the Chief Executive Officer of Canton, Ohio, the Mayor is charged with the ultimate responsibility of supervising and directing the day-to-day affairs of City Departments and Offices as prescribed by the Ohio Revised Code and Codified Ordinances of the City of Canton; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, William J. Healy, II, Mayor of the City of Canton, under the authority conferred by the State of Ohio order that all City of Canton employees shall notify the Director of Public Safety or Director of Public Service; whichever is applicable, and the Director of Communications regarding media communication with any journalists or media members. Departments that report directly to the Mayor shall provide notice to the Mayor and the Director of Communications.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED that media communication is defined as any telephone calls, emails, text messages, telephone/voicemail messages, face-to-face conversations, press releases, press conferences or other verbal/written interactions. Further, journalist or media member includes, but is not limited to writers, producers, editors, managers, photographers, reporters or other employees of newspapers, magazines, television/radio stations or websites.

BE IT FURTHER ORDERED that notification shall include the subject matter relative to media communication including the date, time and location, if applicable.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and caused the seal of the City of Canton to be affixed this 5th day of October, 2009.