Palm Coast - Digital Media Associate Tyler Jarnagin, who has inspired many of the digital media productions for the City since last summer, has been promoted to Interim Communications Officer for the City of Palm Coast.

"Tyler has the professional and technical skills along with a commitment to making our citizens the purpose of our work," City Manager Matthew Morton said. "Tyler is driving our Communications Department in the right direction and I am pleased to afford him this opportunity to demonstrate to our residents, the City Council and our staff his ideas and capability."

As a Digital Media Associate, Jarnagin has worked on a number of multimedia projects - videos, graphics, advertisements and branding materials. He has also contributed to designs and branding for Palm Coast Connect, Hurricane Dorian safety messages and the Tech Beach Hackathon, among others.

In his new role, Jarnagin will focus on community engagement with partners such as Flagler County, Flagler Schools, public safety organizations, local businesses and residents. He will also manage marketing campaigns such as Be Local Buy Local and lead the City's communications team in promoting major city events such as the annual State of the City, which is scheduled for April 9.

One of his most significant projects has been modernizing the "Week in Review." The Week in Review used to be a weekly report of the accomplishments of each department that was compiled and sent out to a number of local subscribers to keep the community informed. It has transformed from a PDF, to a magazine-style flip book and will soon launch as a full website in the coming weeks, allowing greater transparency and understanding of the role each department takes in serving our community. It will also serve as the hub for past, present and future community events, activities and developments.

"It will be our mission every day to find and deliver the best stories within our community." Jarnagin said. "Developing these connections is its own reward. I am most proud of our team's work in modernizing Palm Coast's brand. We are now ready to move forward into a new decade full of innovation and prosperity as a citizen-centric community. I believe our passion for multimedia storytelling and love for Palm Coast will allow us to serve our residents to the highest degree."

Jarnagin was born in Gainesville and moved to Palm Coast in 2000. He attended Belle Terre Elementary School starting the first year it was open, which was 4th grade for him, Rymfire Elementary School in 5th grade (also the first year it was open), Indian Trails Middle School from 6th-8th grade, and finally Flagler Palm Coast High School where he graduated from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.

He is also a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. There, he was an editor for UF's Innovation News Center and a member of the UF Honors Program.

Jarnagin is based at City Hall and lives in Palm Coast. He is an avid runner and like many residents, he enjoys the parks, trails and local food scene the area has to offer.

For more information, contact Tyler Jarnagin at 386-986-3738 or TJarnagin@palmcoastgov.com.