The Communications Department collects and distributes timely information to a variety of interested parties across a number of platforms. The department serves external stakeholders, including residents, media, other governmental bodies, businesses and interested opinion leaders. It also communicates to internal stakeholders, such as city employees, boards and commissions, the mayor and the City Council.
A variety of tools are employed to inform and educate audiences:
Additionally, a number of town hall and neighborhood association roundtables meetings are held annually where residents meet face to face with city leaders. The Communications Department also manages a Speakers’ Bureau that provides a subject matter expert for those holding events who are in need of a speaker.
The Communications Department consists of six areas: