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Doug Matthews

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Chief Communications Director
City of Austin
Doug is the Chief Communications Director for the City of Austin, overseeing all aspects of the city's community engagement, media relations, multimedia production, design and web development. His office has been a leader in developing new methods for engaging local communities by blending new technologies with traditional outreach. Prior to Austin, Doug served in similar positions in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. He earned an MPA from the University of South Florida and a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Florida. He continues to serve in a leadership role with the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and the City/County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA). He has presented on the subjects of emergency communication, effective media relations and community engagement innovations at the Performance Institute, the Alliance for Innovation, IBTTA, University of Texas, ICMA and 3CMA.


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  • Party
  • AC Select
  • SXSW Interactive Conference
  • SXSW Film Conference + Screenings
  • SXSW Music Conference
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  • Free Stuff
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