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Local, national and international media turn to the city’s Communication and Media Relations Division when they need information about Tempe programs, services and events. The division focuses on getting information to residents and businesses in Tempe through a variety of ways including newsletters, Tempe 11, media outreach, events, advertising and social media.

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Media Contacts

Nikki Ripley  Communication and Media Relations Manager
Citywide Issues, Mayor/Council/Manager, Economic Development
P: 480-350-8846
C: 480-313-8850
F: 480-350-8996

Kris Baxter-Ging – Public Information Officer
Economic Development, Diversity, Community Development, Historic Preservation, Social Media
P: 480-858-2059
C: 480-250-5198

Marie Chapple Camacho – Public Information Officer
Fire Medical Rescue Dept.(non-emergency) and Dementia Friendly Tempe
C: 480-848-6899

Amanda Nelson – Public Information Officer
P: 480-350-2707
C: 480-250-5177

Melissa Quillard – Public Information Officer
Community Services (Recreation, College Connect, Kidzone, Library, Tempe History Museum)
P: 480-350-8805
C: 480-622-8157

Shannon Reed – Public Information Officer
Municipal Utilities (formerly Public Works): Recycling, Solid Waste, Water, Fleet, Sustainability, Golf, Neighborhoods, Tempe 311
P: 480-350-8101
C: 480-639-9045

TaiAnna Yee – Public Information Officer
Transportation, Back to School, Monsoons
P: 480-350-8551
C: 480-250-6662

Tempe Police Department

Web & Graphic Design

Samantha Sterk – Web & Design Coordinator
P: 480-350-8937

Martha Garner – Web & Design Coordinator
P: 480-350-8919

Tempe 11 Video

Jason Wolf – Video Production Coordinator
P: 480-350-8804 

Greg Wolfe – Video Production Coordinator
P: 480-350-8862

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