Mayor Graham Richard today announced changes in the City'€™s public information office.

Michael Joyner will serve as the primary media contact for the City effective August 3.

Joyner will replace John Perlich. Perlich has served as the City'€™s Director of Public Information since September 2004. Prior to serving as director, Perlich served as Public Information Officer for Public Works and City Utilities. Perlich'€™s last day with city government will be August 2. Perlich has accepted a position in the private sector.

“We appreciate John'€™s commitment to public service. Media relations and community outreach are important functions in city government, and John worked hard to ensure that city government was explained effectively to the public,” said Mayor Richard. “We look forward to Mike'€™s new role. Mike'€™s experience and professionalism will assist us as we complete several important initiatives over the next few months.”

Joyner currently serves as Public Information Officer for the Fort Wayne Police Department. A replacement for Joyner at the Police Department will be announced in the coming days.