Department of Community Relations


The City of Bristol Tennessee's Community Relations Department serves as the primary link between the City and the news media as well as the support office for other City departments' public relations.  The department provides the community with information about City services, programs and events through a variety of channels.  

Specific Duties Include:

      ·  Media Relations – Provides in a timely manner news releases to area media, assisting
          with the organization of   information, contacts, news events and conferences for
          different city-wided departments,and providing media guidance for employees and
          related associations. 

      ·  Public Information Channel -Community Relations manages operations for the City
           cable-access channels, Channel 16 on Bristol Tennessee Essential Services and
           Charter Media. 

      ·  City Website - The department coordinates updates and changes for all other city
          departments and for the Office of the City Manager on the city's website:
          The department addresses all requests on the city "Comments" lines on the city
          website by forwarding requests to correct department or finding answers to the
          community's FAQs. 

      ·   Employee Relations - Produces and publishes employee newsletters and other
            newsletters distributed through city departments. 

      ·   Marketing - Coordination of all advertising, marketing and
            sponsorship procurement for city produced events. 

      ·   Special Events - The department coordinates special
             events for the City in various city venues including
             parks, the city civic center and other local arts venues;
             it is the administrator and coordinating department for
             the State Street Farmers' Market. 



Terrie Talbert
  Community Relations Director   


Office:  1100 Edgemont Ave.
              Bristol, Tennessee
Phone:   423-764-4171                                           
Fax:        423-764-3299