Public Information

Office of Public Information



425 S. Lexington Ave., Ste. 204
P.O. Box 1358
Burlington, NC 27216
PIO Office: (336) 222-5076
PI Specialist Office: (336) 222-5073

Rachel Kelly, Dir. Public Policy/ PIO
rkelly@ci.burlington.nc.us 
Mobile: (336) 516-1532

Morgan Lasater, Public Information Specialist
mlasater@ci.burlington.nc.us

Welcome to The City of Burlington's Office of Public Information. 
The Public Information staff works to serve Burlington's residents, staff, and media outlets by providing them with timely, abundant and reliable information.


Public Outreach



Direct Mail

City Works, a bi-monthly newsletter, is distributed through direct-mail to 22,000 residents and utility customers of the City. More information about City Works and digital copies can be accessed here


Social Media


The City engages with citizens and stakeholders through multiple social media outlets. Click here for a full list of social media outlets managed by the City of Burlington. Please also take a moment to read the City's social media comments policy.

Btown Notify Me Subscriptions

This selection of subscriptions allows the City's most important information to be sent straight to your email or phone via text or call. Choose to receive updates about general City information, Recreation, Special Events, and much more. Sign up today!

"This Week in Burlington" E-Newsletter


This bi-weekly e-mail newsletter is available for subscription through Notify Me. This newsletter highlights recent news, Council action, and upcoming events. Check it out on the web here


Website Management

Public Information staff oversees the City's official website, www.BurlingtonNC.gov. If you have questions for the webmaster, please use the contact information listed above to call or send an email. 

Talks & Tours

Public Information staff is pleased to arrange talks or tours for student groups, scout troops, civic organizations, etc. Contact the Office of Public Information to learn about the options available to you and to schedule a talk or tour through the City of Burlington. 

Public Records Requests


The Office of Public Information coordinates the fulfillment of request for Public Records. Please email rkelly@ci.burlington.nc.us or call (336) 222-5076 for more information. 

Belong in Burlington


Belong in Burlington is a new resident program offered quarterly to help connect new residents to the community. This free event is designed to help new residents form place attachment and fall in love with Burlington. Learn more at www.BelongInBurlington.com

Local Gov TV


Local Gov TV is a government access channel provided to the public as a partnership between the City of Burlington and Alamance County. You can find Local Gov TV on Charter Cable Channel 5 or on Youtube. Learn more about Local Gov TV and find the program schedule online at www.LocalGovTVnc.com

Media Relations


The Office of Public Information is responsible for acting as a liaison between media outlets and the City. The Office of Public Information issues Media Releases regularly and serves as the primary media contact. To be added to the media distribution list and receive all Media Releases issued by the Office of Public Information, email your request to rkelly@ci.burlington.nc.us.

Members of the media may contact Public Information Officer Rachel Kelly directly at (336) 516-1532 to arrange interviews, request information, or receive assistance in covering news the City of Burlington. 

News updates and upcoming events from the City can be found on the homepage of www.BurlingtonNC.gov.