The mission of the Center for Governmental Relations Communications is to keep the public, the news media, and lawmakers informed about the operations of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

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Governmental Relations Unit

The Governmental Relations Unit serves as liaison for Congressional and Legislative Offices; directs the agency’s legislative program- advises staff on legislative/political issues; produces legislative newsletters and reports; serves as liaison for other agencies, groups and officials; and responds to client calls, letters, and visits.

Communications Unit

The Communications Unit responds to inquiries from the press; monitors news media; prepares and distributes news releases; produces the agency’s annual report; develops public information materials; advises staff on media relations; responds to public requests for information; manages content for the department web site; and provides audio/visual services for DHR staff.

Contact Information 

Phone Number: (334) 242-1850

Preston Hornsby – Governmental Relations Manager
Email: Preston.Hornsby@dhr.alabama.gov

Patty Dean  – Administrative Support Assistant
Email: Patty.Dean@dhr.alabama.gov

Daniel Sparkman – Director of Communications
Email: Daniel.Sparkman@dhr.alabama.gov

Dominic Binkley – Public Information Specialist
Email: Dominic.Binkley@dhr.alabama.gov

Mailing Address:
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Center for Communications
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130