City Manager’s Office

City Communications Office

City Communications Office

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.

Sontaya Schmidt

Sontaya Rose, Director of Communications

Sontaya Rose is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with over 24 years of experience covering major news-making stories in our community, our state, and the nation. Sontaya has become a household name in the valley and has a reputation for being thorough, fair, honest, and compassionate whether she is reporting breaking news or covering a feature story. As a lifelong resident of Fresno County, Sontaya has built many relationships over the years with government officials, residents, and news agencies. Relationships and experience she will bring into the Mayor’s Office.

Fabiola Ramirez

Fabiola Ramirez, Assistant to Communications Director

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.

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