Community 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 and the City’s award-winning Annual Report/Calendar that features a wealth of municipal information, 12-months of beautiful Southfield images and 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 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 Recognition Dinner, and the City's Community Pride Awards Ceremony.