Role and responsibilities
The Communications Department’s primary function is to assist City Hall and its departments, Mayor and City Council with providing consistent, pertinent and important information through a variety of industry-standard communication platforms. Topics covered include City Council meetings, ordinance updates, public hearings, events and programs. The information will be shared via the City’s website, Village Notes quarterly newsletter, City and department social media accounts, and City Hall electronic signage.
The main function of the Communications Department is to promote all the good things happening in St. Anthony Village with a goal of elevating local interest and community pride, while also simultaneously highlighting our City for potential new business owners and residents.
Website and push-notifications
The City's website has the most up-to-date information, such as upcoming events, current and future projects, department and City Council initiatives, and who to contact with questions.
Signing up for push-notifications allows community members and business owners to stay informed and receive alerts from the Police Department like crime alerts, snow plowing information, project status, event info, and more. Learn more about how to sign up.
The use of surveys, provides city officials and staff feedback to consider as they make decisions that impact St. Anthony. In 2022, the city partnered with Polco, an innovative online community engagement platform, to conduct our National Community Survey (NCS). In addition to conducting the NCS, the city has the the ability to conduct periodic informal polls and surveys. The summer of 2022, the city conducted a communications survey, asking residents for feedback on city communications.
Village Notes Newsletter
The City of St. Anthony's official newsletter, Village Notes is mailed quarterly to every residence and business in our City. Each issue includes a letter from our Mayor, city administration and local community organizations. There is an option to sign up to receive Village Notes electronically via email. In addition, current and past issues are available online.
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are the official social media platforms for the City of St. Anthony to share information such as upcoming events, City Council meeting dates, commissioner opportunities, department information (such as Police, Fire, City Planning, Public Works etc.), and more.
The City's YouTube channel shares a variety of digital content created by Nine North and the City's communication team. Nine North produces the City's quarterly update videos, and provides coverage of local stories and events. The communication team has produced in-house digital content, such as the Fire Department's Open House promo video.
Below are links to the City's and its department's social media accounts to help residents stay informed:
Administration/City of St. Anthony:
Municipal Liquor Operations: