Community Relations

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield is Michigan’s undisputed business center – with more office space than the central business districts of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis or Kansas City.

  • Nearly 200 restaurants make dining in Southfield a pleasurable experience for business entertainment or a family night out.

  • The City of Southfield was the first city in the State of Michigan to hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Walk Celebration in commemoration of the first national holiday observance in 1986.

  • The City of Southfield has more than 700 acres of park land as well as two public nine-hole golf courses.

Welcome to the Community Relations Department

photo of kidsCommunity Relations includes both the Community Relations Department and the Neighborhood & Information Center. Community Relations serves as the City’s public relations department, handling all media relations, promotions, publicity, graphic arts, publications, advertising, marketing and special events for the city.

Community Relations Department's main functions include producing community publications, maintaining the content on the City's Web site, managing media relations, social media and coordinating special events. The department produces several community publications that are distributed to every home, apartment, and business in Southfield, including: Southfield Living, the official City newsletter combined with the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide, and the City’s award-winning Annual Report/Calendar that features a wealth of municipal information, 12-months of beautiful Southfield images and of course all of Southfield's great community events. In addition, the department produces numerous other brochures, flyers, and promotional materials throughout the year for various city departments and related agencies.

The Community Relations department also coordinates many special events for the City, including the International Festival, Southfield Flower Day, the Red Cross Community Blood Drive, the Inauguration Ceremony for newly-elected officials, the Memorial and Veterans' Day ceremonies, the Boards and Commissions/Neighborhood Association Appreciation Picnic, and the City's Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.