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.  


  1. Vershurn Ford

    Vershurn Ford
    Public Information Officer/ADA Coordinator

    Ph. (352) 735-7142 Ext. 1616
    Cell: (352) 630-9048 

    Office Hours:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
    Evenings and Weekends On-Call

Programs/ Services
Staff Contacts

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.

The PIO is responsible for continuing ADA Compliance with electronic records.  If you are in need of an ADA Compliant document or the conversion of a city document, please contact the Public Information Office and the document will be returned in a timely manner.


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.

The City of Mount Dora’s Custodian of public records is City Clerk Jessica Burnham. Public record requests to inspect or copy public records may be made to the city’s custodian of public records, City Clerk Jessica Burnham, at 510 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, Florida 32757, via e-mail to or via telephone at: (352) 735-7126.Per Florida Statute 119.12, if you wish to assert that you were denied access to inspect or copy a public record, you must provide a written notice to the city’s custodian of records, identifying it as a public records request, at least five (5) business days before filing a civil action. The notice period begins on the day the written notice of request is received by the custodian of public records, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays, and runs until five (5) business days have lapsed. The contact information for the agency’s custodian of public records is posted in the agency’s primary administrative building in which public records are routinely created, sent, received, maintained and requested and here on the agency’s website.