About the Public Information Officer


Telling North Port's Story

Josh Taylor, Public Information Officer
(941) 429-7333 office
(941) 429-7389 fax


Josh Taylor joined the city of North Port as the Public Information Officer in 2015. Prior to joining the City's team he was a news reporter and anchor with ABC 7 WWSB in Sarasota Florida, where he spent 13 years on-air. He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. 

About the Office

The Public Information Officer is responsible for fostering a stronger relationship with local media to ensure that accurate, timely information is release to the public.

Duties of this office include:

  • Releasing accurate and timely information to the local media and the public;
  • Responding to media inquiries in a timely manner to ensure stronger communication with the public;
  • Oversight of the City of North Port's news content on its social media channels and website;
  • Content creation for the City's many communication channels, including the City's social media sites and publications;
  • During times of emergency, serving as the lead public information officer for the City.