Birmingham City Hall
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-2216
Karin Hopkins, Senior Public Information Officer
Karin Hopkins has served as Senior Public Information Officer for the Birmingham City Council since March 2004.
is responsible for the flow of information from the City Council to various publics including the news media.
develops and disseminates information concerning Council actions, initiatives, projects and issue oriented positions.
Other duties include copy writing and graphic design of Council newsletters and other print materials, video production to support Council projects, maintenance of Council's presence on the City of Birmingham Web site and management of contracted vendors.
is a veteran communications professional who began her
professional life as a television news anchor/reporter/producer working at television stations in several markets across the country.
After a successful tenure in the news business, she
changed careers and established herself as a public relations and marketing executive.
public relations tenure, Karin
demonstrated impressive versatility by working with a diverse client roster included large corporations, major institutions and organizations as well as start-up and emerging companies, tourism related projects, festivals, trade shows and conferences.
As Senior Communications Manager at a public relations company which she
was responsible for internal communications including proposal writing and presentations.
She was also responsible for personnel management, budgeting, planning and programming.
skills in the areas of public relations, media relations and special events earned numerous awards and secured a reputation for excellence among clients as well as peers in the public relations industry.
previous careers in media and public relations were ideal training for the position she
holds today as City Council Senior Public Information Officer.