Contact

Porter Arneill
Interim Communications Manager
parneill@lawrenceks.org
(785) 832-3402

The City Communications Division coordinates outreach and promotion of city services, programs and events. We use many tools to communicate with our residents both residents and visitors to community. We welcome public comment and continuously work for ways to communicate with residents.

The Communications Division is a part of the City Manager’s Office. The Communications Manager, along with the Web Content Administrator, a Communications Specialist and a part-time broadcast technician, work to provide the following services for the City of Lawrence:

Online

Communications Metrics

Monthly reports are created to track the effectiveness of the city’s communications tools. The report is available online for review. The Communications Strategic Plan is the guiding document for the report.

Recognition

The City of Lawrence website won a NAGW Pinnacle Award for 2014 – find out more about this recognition.

City Website

The city’s website (lawrenceks.org) is the primary method we use to communicate with citizens. Each city department maintains content within the site but the Communications Division oversees use, development of web applications and services, and maintenance of the site.

Social Media

The city manages numerous social media sites to communicate with residents in established settings. We use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube to communicate with residents.

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News Releases

The city provides daily news releases and updates with information about city services, weekly construction progress, programs and events. Residents can sign up to receive the releases directly to e-mail.

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Email

Send email to City Hall and let us know about your thoughts, concerns, kudos and comments. We want to hear from our residents and want to know how we’re doing and what your thoughts are on city programs.

Multimedia Production

The city engages in several audio/visual and multimedia productions:

  Live Video

View live streaming video of City Commission meetings 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at lawrenceks.org/stream.

Also, watch a full replay of the week’s meeting on WOW! cable channel 25 at these times:

Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
Thursday @ Noon
Friday @ 8:00 am
Sunday @ 6:00 pm

City Commission Meetings & Streaming Video

The city offers multiple options for viewing City Commission meetings for those not subscribing to cable. A live stream of the meeting is available on Tuesday nights, and video and audio files of the meeting are posted online by Thursday of the same week.

Lawrence In Focus & Video Projects

These monthly video news pieces highlight different aspects of city government and projects, programs and events that impact our residents.

Watch videos from the City of Lawrence on our YouTube Channel.

Channel 25

The city’s government access television station is Channel 25 on the WOW! cable network (or channel 30-6 for QAM tuners). The City Commission meeting is broadcast live on Tuesday evenings at 6:35 p.m. Additional video and informational slides are also available 24/7 on Channel 25 (check channel listings for city government television).

Publications

The city produces various publications throughout the year to help communicate and visualize programs and services. We provide publications to neighborhood groups, businesses, residents and others who need to know about city programs.

City Newsletter

The city’s monthly newsletter – The Flame – is distributed each month in the city water and trash utility bills. The newsletter provides valuable information about the City of Lawrence departments and services. Inserts are also included each month to highlight specific programs and events.

Read issues of The Flame »