Communications & Public Engagement

Residents and visitors want effective, accurate and timely information, as well as ways to share thoughts and concerns with city employees, department leaders and elected officials. The Communications and Public Engagement Department (CPE) helps to make that happen.

The CPE team works with a variety of stakeholders to share city messages across a variety of communication channels. They also take feedback and ideas from the community back to city officials to create an inclusive and responsive city government.

 

 



Department Leadership


Renye Telles, Chief Communications Officer

Reyne Telles

Chief Communications Officer

Reyne Telles serves as Chief Communications Officer (CCO)

Oversee the city’s Communications & Public Engagement Department, Governmental Relations and Educational Strategies Divisions.

Telles has more than two decades of professional experience and, most recently, was vice president and Public Sector Practice leader with Cooksey Communications. Telles guided Cooksey’s governmental clients through in-depth communications audits, institutional planning and execution of engagement approaches that target and reach key stakeholders.

 

 



Michelle Gutt, CPE Director

Michelle Gutt

Director

 

More than 25 years of marketing, public relations and fundraising experience in government, corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Specialties: Extensive professional background in media relations, community collaborations, fund development, writing, internal and external communications and the development of proactive strategic plans.

 

Email: fwmedia@fortworthtexas.gov.

 



Communications & Public Engagement (CPE), provides effective, accurate and timely information, as well as ways to share thoughts and concerns with city employees, department leaders, and elected officials.

Michelle Gutt, CPE Director

Michelle Gutt

Director

 

More than 25 years of marketing, public relations and fundraising experience in government, corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Specialties: Extensive professional background in media relations, community collaborations, fund development, writing, internal and external communications and the development of proactive strategic plans.

 

Email: fwmedia@fortworthtexas.gov.

 



Communications & Public Engagement (CPE), provides effective, accurate and timely information, as well as ways to share thoughts and concerns with city employees, department leaders, and elected officials.