The Petersburg Public Information Officer (PIO) serves as the primary contact for the news media and serves as the public relations advisor to City Council, the City Manager and City Departments. News reporters seeking information or an interview with a city official and/or employee should contact the PIO.
To keep the community informed, the PIO produces a broad variety of communications materials that includes press releases, newsletters (weekly newsletter is Experience Petersburg), brochures, annual reports and other publications. The PIO also informs the public through the city's website and the City's government access channel, Channel 15 in Petersburg.
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Please note that as of September 1, 2019 the City of Petersburg will resume reasonable charges for FOIA requests as per § 2.2-3704. This may include charges for any outstanding FOIA requests that have not been fulfilled.