Roles and responsibilities
The primary function of the communications department is to provide consistent, pertinent and important information to residents and stakeholders through a variety of communication platforms. Engagement topics include City Council meetings, ordinance updates, public hearings, events and programs. Information is shared via the city website, the Village Notes quarterly newsletter, social media, and electronic signage.
The communications department aims to promote all the good things happening in St. Anthony Village with the goal of elevating local interest and community pride, while highlighting the 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 regarding snow plowing information, project status, event info, crime, and more. Learn more about how to sign up.
The use of surveys provides community feedback to city officials and staff as they make decisions that impact St. Anthony. In 2022, the city partnered with Polco, an innovative online community engagement platform, to conduct the National Community Survey (NCS). In addition to conducting the NCS, the city has the ability to conduct periodic informal polls and surveys. In the summer of 2022, the city conducted a communications survey, asking residents for feedback on city communications. In 2023, the city conducted a climate plan survey to gauge the community's priorities related to climate planning.
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.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the official social media platforms for the City of St. Anthony to share information related to upcoming events, City Council meetings, 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 NineNorth and the city's communications team. NineNorth produces the city's quarterly update videos and provides coverage of local stories and events.
Below are links to city social media accounts to help residents stay informed:
Administration/City of St. Anthony:
Municipal Liquor Operations: