The City’s of Yakima’s Community Relations Division manages internal and external communications efforts for the City. The Community Relations Manager serves as administrator of the division.
Based on “Guiding Principles” and “Areas of Focus,” the City’s community relations efforts are aimed at helping the City and its constituents listen to and talk to each other better.
The City’s Community Relations Division concentrates on 3 primary initiatives: 1) the creation of more and better opportunities for the community to participate in the development and implementation of public policy; 2) proactive media relations in order to better utilize a vital means of communicating with the community; and, 3) providing communications training and assistance to City staff and elected officials in order to help them to effectively communicate.
The Community Relations Division operates 2 “cable access” television stations; YCTV and Y-PAC.
The City’s community relations efforts also include a “Speakers Bureau,” tours of City facilities, special events planning and improved relationships with various organizations and individuals.
Additionally, the division oversees franchises granted to telecommunications and cable TV providers.
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