City of Alexandria, VA
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.
What's New in Alexandria is a bi-weekly program produced by the City of Alexandria's Office of Communications, which highlights upcoming events, activities, and news in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.
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 Tuesday and Thursday evening on Comcast cable community access channel 69.
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.
FYI Alexandria is the City's official resident newsletter featuring recent news, information, and upcoming events and activities in the City of Alexandria. FYI Alexandria is published monthly by the City's Office of Communications, and is distributed electronically via eNews, and through the City's website.
COATV - Channel 70 on the Comcast Alexandria cable television system 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. Watch a live feed online or check the schedule for upcoming programs.
The City produces a variety of podcasts highlighting City news, events and information. Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a "feed" of new audio files. The City of Alexandria was one of the first local governments in the United States to use podcasting to reach new audiences.
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.