The Office of Communications & Public Information serves as the primary source of City information for the community, the news media, and City employees, utilizing a variety of communications tools across diverse platforms.
The recent merger of the Office of Communications and the Office of Citizen Assistance formed the new Office of Communications & Public Information, which is responsible for fostering a responsive government by connecting our community to information, services and solutions. The unification brings together the expertise and skills from both offices and is part of a larger effort to strengthen the City’s organizational culture of customer service and enhance our current community engagement and public information efforts.
The goal of the City's social media activities is to engage the community in various digital platforms, including social media Web sites where people are participating in rapidly increasing numbers. The objective is to strengthen City responsiveness and transparency by using multiple tools to inform the community about City events, programs, services, emergencies and more. The information will be useful, timely and easy to understand.
AlexTV is the City of Alexandria's government access channel, which broadcasts government meetings, announcements, public interest and informational programming to residents of the City of Alexandria and its visitors. Live and archived programming from AlexTV is available online and broadcasted on Comcast cable channel 70.
The City of Alexandria offers live and archived audio and video of all televised City Council, Planning Commission, Boards of Architectural Review, and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings and public hearings. Content is available as streaming video, audio podcast, or video podcast. Dockets are also available for live and archived meetings, and are linked to corresponding sections of the video recordings.
Mayor Euille Today is a television program featuring Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, as he speaks with community leaders, regional partners, and government officials about issues, events, and challenges facing the City of Alexandria. The program is recorded each month, and is aired every Monday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on AlexTV 70.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) lets web publishers distribute informational "feeds" that include headlines, summaries, links to full Web pages, and even music, videos, and photos to Web users, and lets Web users collect this information from many different sources across the Internet. Use the City's RSS feeds to learn about the latest updates to the Web site as soon as they're posted.