The Communications Department works to enhance communication between City departments, Lafayette residents, the media, and other interested parties. Citywide communications include public relations, media inquiries, and community engagement.
Effective communication assists the City of Lafayette and benefits residents in many ways:
Communication Informs. Informed residents are better equipped to anticipate, understand, and participate in both simple and complex issues facing the City and the community. Informed residents are aware and more knowledgeable of the services and amenities available to them, and are able to more effectively formulate informed opinions.
Communication Engages. When a broad range of residents are able to understand and meaningfully participate in issues and activities, public opinion is better represented. Public participation empowers and guides sustainable municipal decisions by recognizing, assembling, and communicating the needs and interests of all participants.
Communication Inspires. Lafayette has an inescapable small-town feeling that provides a sense of belonging and connection. The community's welcoming atmosphere, a one-of-a-kind blend of artsy and outdoorsy spirit, and unique character all come together in a way that's genuinely unique. The City celebrates and champions these aspects through our communication efforts.
Roles and responsibilities
The Communications Department oversees the following: