ALEXANDRIA, VA – On September 6, Ebony Fleming joined the City of Alexandria as Director of Communications and Public Information. In her new role, Fleming will oversee the development of the City’s strategic communications plan and expansion of the City’s Language Access Program.
“We’re working to build an Office of Communications which tells our City’s story, fosters meaningful relationships in our community, and reaches all Alexandrians where they are,” said Jim Parajon, Alexandria City Manager. “Ms. Fleming brings more than 15 years of experience implementing resident-centric communication strategies in the greater Houston, TX and Norfolk, VA areas to Northern Virginia. We look forward to her leadership in strengthening our vision for creative, accessible, and equitable citywide communications.”
Fleming began her career in broadcast news at WTKR NewsChannel 3 in Norfolk, VA while earning her bachelor’s of journalism from Norfolk State University. She held several positions during her tenure, including producing the #1 midday newscast reaching approximately 1.7 million viewers. After relocating to Houston, TX, and earning her master’s of public policy from the University of Houston, she served as the Public Information Officer with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, leading the dissemination of community-focused communications through media relations.
Prior to joining the City, Fleming served as the Director of Communications for BakerRipley, the Houston region’s largest social services nonprofit which serves more than half a million residents annually. During her tenure, she led strategic communications for the nationally recognized organization, including its launch of the COVID-19 rental assistance program.