What we do

We keep you informed about City policies, programs, services and neighborhoods.

Our work

What we do

Communications gathers and shares information.


We air City Council meetings on TV and stream them on the web. We also release news and help with publications.

See more of our work 

In print

We use print to explain City services, programs and projects. We create print items such as posters and brochures.

Behind the scenes

We help people understand what's happening in our City government and how it affects their lives.

To do this, we plan and collaborate with:

  • City leaders
  • Departments
  • Outside organizations

Our work in action

Internet and social media

We publish news and information on the City’s website and beyond.

Our social media

Find the City of Minneapolis on these social networks:

Government TV

Get an up-close, unedited view of local government decision-making through live and recorded TV broadcasts and online.

Watch programs about City programs and services in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Somali
  • Hmong

See City Council TV

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News releases

We send out new releases to provide timely and accurate information to the media.

Read City news

Employee e-newsletter

Our biweekly e-newsletter:

  • Keeps employees informed about what is happening in Minneapolis
  • Highlights the work of City employees


Our graphics division creates a wide variety of materials to promote City:

  • Services
  • Departments
  • Programs

Our mission

Mission statement

Communications press conference


We work to help people who live, work and play in Minneapolis to:

  • Better understand what's going on in the city.
  • Benefit from the work the City does.

To meet our goals, we:

  • Serve as a driving force in effectively and accurately communicating information about the City.
  • Promote transparency.
  • Invite the public to engage in the governing process.

Contact us

Communications Department




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday