The City Communications Office works directly with the Office of the Mayor and Office of the City Manager to enhance public awareness of city-sponsored initiatives, communicate city policy, and increase civic participation.
Mark Standriff, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Mark is responsible for providing information to Fresno citizens through a variety of outlets, including broadcast and social media, as well as developing public awareness campaigns for City of Fresno programs and services. He works directly with the Office of the Mayor and Office of the City Manager to communicate city policy and facilitate communications between City departments. He also oversees media relations, manages the City’s website and video channels, produces both print and online publications and provides communications support for outside agencies and organizations involved with the City of Fresno.
Mark brings a wide variety of talents and experience to his position. As a public information officer for the City of Toledo, Ohio, he was instrumental in helping the city earn All-America City status in 1998 and was charged with the marketing and public affairs programming for that prestigious award. His career in broadcasting spanned almost 30 years and he is a frequent guest host on a number of talk radio stations around California, including Newstalk 580/105.9FM in Fresno.
As a representative of the Mayor, Mark serves on the boards of the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Any Given Child, and Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC.)
Mark has also served as a board member of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association, the League of Sacramento Theatres, the Performing Arts Council of Toledo, and the Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association. He studied at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Toledo, is married, and has two teenage children.
Public, Education, and Government Access Television for Fresno
Community Media Access Collaborative or CMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the voices of our community through the use of media. Born out of a unique partnership between the City of Fresno and the City of Clovis, CMAC provides video production training, equipment, facilities, and airtime to our public, education, and government sectors.
“CMAC is all about this region putting our best foot forward. This is an opportunity for local people to come in and tell their story. It’s about engaging people to get involved in what’s happening in their community,” says Mayor Ashley Swearengin.
CMAC broadcasts 24-hours a day, seven days a week.