Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Communications Department

Keeping you informed is the top job of the Communications Department. We want you to understand your local government and how you can get involved. We provide information about what the City does and how to access our services and programs. We use a mix of tools like this Web site, social media, traditional media, video, and printed items to help you stay connected in Eagan.

Printed & Online Publications

The Department is responsible for City publications including the Experience Eagan Resident Newsletter, the Eagan Business News, the Discover Parks and Recreation brochure (produced by Parks & Recreation staff) and the New Residents Guide, along with a variety of other City brochures and publications.

Media & Public Information

The department conducts public surveys, generates press releases and Web content, responds to media inquiries and public information requests, and offers graphic design and special event support to various departments.

Web site & Social Media

The Department is also responsible for the City's Facebook, Twitter and Web sites. Questions regarding the Web site can be directed to 

Government & Community Access Television

The Communications Department oversees the Eagan-TV operations, the City's cable access operations. Eagan-TV provides cablecasting of City Council, Advisory Commission meetings and a great deal of other City-related information on City Cable 16 in Eagan and provides community access channels 14 and 15, Government channel 16, school channels 18 and 19 and E-TV channel 20. For information about local programming or volunteering, call Eagan Television at (651) 848-4696. Meetings and featured content can also be watched via Web stream at Webcast Central.

Fiber & Technology

 The department coordinates the Eagan Technology Working Group, an advisory committee working to improve broadband options in the city for residents and businesses.


The Communications Director is also the city’s liaison to Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Communications Coordinator provides staff support to the Eagan Historical Society and Eagan's July 4th Funfest committee

Feedback and comments regarding any City of Eagan Communications activities is welcomed by contacting:


Communications Contacts

Tom Garrison Tom Garrison Communications Director (651) 675-5008
Joanna Foote Joanna Foote Communications Coordinator (651) 675-5004
Crystal Couillard Crystal Couillard Strategic & Digital Marketing Specialist (651) 675-5066
Jeff Ongstad Jeff Ongstad Eagan-TV Studio Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator (651) 675-5044