Public Information  

Public Information Officer Steve d'Oliveira is responsible for:
  • Producing the Town's quarterly Town Topics newsletter.
  • Updating and maintaining the Town's website.
  • Handling general government media inquiries.
  • Maintaining Channel 78, the Town's Comcast Government Channel.
  • Promoting the Town as Florida's Beach Diving Capital and educating the public about SS Copenhagen, a Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve and shipwreck that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Running the Town's annual BugFest-By-The-Sea (lobster hunting) in July.
  • Coordinating the Town's partnership with Nova Southeastern University's Staghorn Coral Restoration Project off Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
  • Serving as the Town's CodeRED coordinator.
  • Acting as the 'Town Crier' for the Town's Christmas-By-The-Sea event.

Steve joined the Town's staff as Public Information Officer (PIO) in 2007. Prior to working for the Town, he was a newspaper reporter and editor for 25 years. He began his professional journalism career in college covering statewide issues as a stringer for the Associated Press in Providence, R.I. Steve was hired by the Fort Lauderdale News & Sun-Sentinel in 1980, where he worked for 18 years covering police, general assignment, city government, scuba diving and ocean environmental issues. His first municipal beat was covering Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. After leaving the newspaper, he worked for two years as the editor of Your School and the Law, a national newsletter covering education law issues. A native of East Providence, R.I., Steve earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Providence College in 1977. He volunteers his time as an actor and writer with Sea Shorts, the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Community Center's semi-annual theater production.