What we do

We keep people informed about city policies, programs, services and neighborhoods.

Our work

We gather and share information to keep people informed about City policies, programs, services and neighborhoods.

  • Online: If you want to watch your City leaders in action but can’t make it down to City Hall, we air City Council meetings on TV and stream them on the web.
  • In print: That City brochure or poster you’re looking at? We likely produced it.
  • Behind the scenes: We’re doing even more behind the scenes. We’re always planning and collaborating with City leaders, departments, and outside organizations to make sure that residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis understand what's happening in Minneapolis city government and how it affects their lives.

How we do it

Internet and social media

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

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, and Hmong. 

News releases

These help provide timely and accurate information to the media. Visit our newsroom.

Publications

Our graphics division creates a wide-variety of materials to promote City services, departments, and programs.

Employee e-newsletter

Biweekly e-newsletter keeps employees informed about what is happening in Minneapolis and highlights the work of City employees.

Our teams

  • Media relations
  • Digital communications and video services

Mission statement

We strive to help people who live, work and play in Minneapolis better understand, appreciate and benefit from the work the City does. To do this, 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

Phone

612-673-2491

Address

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

Office hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays

Minneapolis Health Department

Phone

612-673-2301

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415