b'Washington County Attorneys Office2019 Annual Report Administrative Division In 2019 over 7,100 people attended over 120 presentations sponsored by County Attorneys office staff.Public Relations and MediaAprimaryfocusoftheadministrativedivisionisservingthe informationneedsofthepublic.CathyRochelservesasthecoordinator between the County Attorney and the media, other governmental agencies and the public.She coordinates the office responses to a multitude of requests: pressconferences,mediarequestsforstatementsandinterviewswiththe CountyAttorney,communityeventsandpublishedmaterials.While information regarding pending casesmust be safeguarded in order to ensure Executive Assistanteffective prosecution, this need must be balanced with Cathy Rochelthe publics right to know.Customer ServiceIn2019theofficeoftheCountyAttorneysmainlinereceivedover 10,181 phone calls.The processing and fielding each of these calls can range from case status inquiries to attorney and victim advocate assignments, directions or other general inquiries.Office Support IIPlanning and Development Amanda GehrkeThe administrative division prepares the long and short range strategic planning for the office, includingparticipationinthecounty-widestrategicplan.Theadministrativedivisioncoordinates purchasing and inventory tracking to ensure fiscal responsibility and maintain the yearly budget of the office.The division also pursues state and federal partnerships and funding in an effort to minimize requests for additional local funding.5'