Staff

New Hanover County’s Communications & Outreach Department serves as the focal point for external relations for the county. The department works to effectively tell the county’s story by collaborating with county departments and community groups that are working to support the county’s mission. The department is responsible for outreach efforts, media relations, legislative affairs, web content, social media engagement, and management of the county’s television station, NHCTV.

  • Ruth Ravitz Smith
    Chief Communications Officer
    Phone: (910) 798-7177
    Biography
  • Brett Cottrell
    Production Coordinator
    Phone: ​(910) 798-7449
  • Jessica Loeper
    Communications & Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: (910) 798-7461
    Biography
  • Alexis McCloskey
    Communications & Outreach Specialist
    Phone: 910-798-7539
  • ​Eric Peterson
    Production Specialist​
    Phone: ​(910) 798-7447
Communications and Outreach: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 195 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7461 • Fax 910-798-7277