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The Youth and Family Development Department's Office of Communications serves as a central source of information for releases by the department and responds to requests for information by the news media and the community.

The Office of Communications consists of one Public Relations Coordinator. The office releases information to the media and is the primary contact for all inquires. The Public Relations Coordinator works with the media on a daily basis, responds to requests from the public, and participates in writing news releases.

Additionally, the Public Relations Coordinator provides media relations training for YFD staff, internal communications for department employees, and content management for the Youth and Family Developments website and social media platforms.

For interviews and statements: The Public Relations Coordinator will identify a person(s) for on-camera, phone, and radio interviews to media outlets who request them.

For requests: The Office of Communications hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All interview requests should be submitted before 2:00 p.m.

Kinnawa Kaitibi, Public Relations Coordinator

Email: kkaitibi@chattanooga.gov

Office Number: 423-643-6053*


*Please leave voicemail or follow up with email so that a swift response can be returned if out of office.


Media/Public Relations
kkaitibi@chattanooga.gov (423-643-6410)

501 W. 12th St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 (map)

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Eric McKenzie
Executive Assistant
Email: eamckenzie@chattanooga.gov
(423) 643-6402
(423) 643-6437 (fax)


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