Bureau of Communications and Special Events

 City Communications

Justin Roj, DirectorEvery employee in the City government works toward a single goal: To make Rochester the best mid-sized city in America in which to live, raise a family, visit and grow a business. But we can’t do that out of sight of the public we serve. Government requires collaboration, which requires communication that is open and honest.

The exchange of ideas and information between the City government and its partners and customers is, in my mind, the most crucial component of our success. They must know about our good work and let us know when we fall short of the mark. We’re well on our way toward making Rochester the best mid-sized city in America. It’s our job to make sure the rest of the world knows that, too. 

About the Bureau of Communications

Communications provides information about City government to the public. It also promotes the quality of life in the city by hosting special events. It is responsible for graphic, photo, video, audio and information services. It conducts major promotional campaigns and news conferences and issues news releases and media advisories. It produces items for the web as well as television programs and commercials and administers several special events hosted by the city. The Bureau manages the government access cable television channel and ensures compliance with the City’s Cable Television Franchise agreement. It arranges public appearances for City officials and conducts citizen outreach campaigns. The Bureau documents City events on photo and video, maintains the City’s large contemporary and historical print, negative slide and video collections. It also responds to Freedom of Information inquiries. It produces multimedia presentations and supplies audiovisual equipment for the City’s marketing, promotion, advertising, documentation, training and development needs and books public tours of City Hall.

Justin Roj

Justin Roj has served as Assistant Monroe County Executive; Deputy Director of Monroe County Environmental Services; and as a Deputy County Clerk. He also served as the government relations coordinator in the County Department of Communications and as a legislative director in the Monroe County Legislature. Most recently he was the Director of Operations at the Popli Design Group, an architecture and engineering firm.


Justin C. Roj, Director
Bureau of Communications and Special Events
Room 202A, City Hall, 30 Church St.
Rochester, NY, 14614
Email: Justin.Roj@cityofrochester.gov