Public Information

Public Information Officer

The Public Relations Department is the Communications Division of the City and is responsible for disseminating news, events and informational items to the public through a variety of publications and media sources.  The PIO maintains the City's website, social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  The PIO co-ordinates public events developed by the city and assists to promote citywide events.

The department develops presentations for the City Manager, City Council Member and the City Clerk to present at City Council Meetings and Workshops.  The PIO handles incoming media requests and provides information in a timely manner.  

The PIO also develops and creates video/photo presentations, graphics for ads and works with all city departments, as well as, Visit Mount Dora and the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce to promote events.
Lisa McDonald
Public Information Officer

Phone: 352-735-7142 X1102
510 North Baker Street
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Quick Links:

Press Releases


Lisa McDonald joined the City of Mount Dora as the Public Information Officer in April of 2017.  Lisa comes from a journalism background having worked in broadcasting since 1995.  

Lisa grew up in Winter Park, graduated from Valencia College with an Associated Arts Degree before graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Communications.  Lisa worked in radio starting in 1995, then in 1997 went to work as an assignment editor, planning editor, photographer, writer and social media specialist at two local t.v. news stations.
Lisa has a husband and son, is a yoga instructor on the side and has a love of writing and photography.


It is the Public Information office's responsibility to promote transparency within the City when it comes to issues, concerns, items and contracts by posting them on the website and social media.  Keeping our council and citizens informed is a priority for the office of public information.