Media Relations 

Grant Coordinator/Communications Specialist Holly Hollman is the media contact for the City of Athens and Athens Utilities. She coordinates interviews with Mayor Ronnie Marks and department heads. In addition, she answers media inquiries about city services. 

Press releases are sent to media representatives on the City of Athens media distribution list. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact Ms. Hollman. Press releases also are available on this page.

Ms. Hollman also shares information from the city on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and through Nixle alerts. To sign up for Nixle alerts, go to http://local.nixle.com/city/al/athens/ to receive texts and/or emails.

In addition, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson is the media contact for police matters. Chief Johnson works with Ms. Hollman as needed but sends out his own daily arrest/incident reports to his media distribution list. Media representatives can request to be added to this list by contacting Chief Johnson at 256-233-8705.

Media References for Disasters and Emergencies

Please review the protocols listed

During a long-term emergency, Ms. Hollman will notify the media about setting up at Athens City Hall in the City Council work session room. The Media Disaster Plan protocol above provides the information media representatives need regarding staging at City Hall during an emergency.