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​Communications Office

The Wake County Communications Office stands ready to assist members of the media with questions they may have regarding Wake County. For your convenience, we've listed the members of the team. If you are not sure who should handle your request, contact Communications Director Dara Demi at 919-856-7547 or email

​Team Member ​Phone Number ​Position
Dara Demi ​919-856-7547 ​Communications Director
Amanda Perry 919-856-7542 ​Internal Communications Manager
Vacant ​External Communications Manager
Todd Lanning 919-856-7532 ​Digital Media & Design Services Manager
Eric Curry​ 919-856-7550 Communications Specialist
Elizabeth Brandt ​919-856-7537 ​Communications Specialist
Jennifer Heiss ​919-856-7539 ​Communications Specialist

After-Hours Access

The Wake County Communications Office will respond to after-hours and holiday media calls via a pager system. Members of the news media needing immediate assistance may call 919-737-WAKE (919-737-9253) and leave a numeric message for the on-call staff member. Calls will be returned as promptly as possible. The Communications Office may also be contacted by email at

Other Contacts

Name Department​ Phone Number​
​Jeff Hammerstein ​Wake EMS ​919-625-3260
Tim Simmons ​Wake County Public Schools ​919-431-7802
Captain Jimmy Stevens ​Sheriff's Office ​919-856-6941
The Communications Office and Digital Media & Design Services (DMDS) partner to help departments develop and maintain social media accounts. DMDS is also responsible for the County's website and graphic design work.



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