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: We air City Council meetings on TV and stream them on the web.
  • In print: We produce brochures, posters, and other items for City services, programs and projects.
  • Behind the scenes: We plan and collaborate 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.


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 multimedia 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

We are proud to share we've been recognized for our efforts. We have received the 2021 award as a top 11 local government influencer engaging local government leaders.

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

See list of City holidays