Community Affairs

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The City of Midland’s Community Affairs Department is responsible for telling our residents about the many amazing departments, programs, and services that your local government provides! We offer a variety of print and digital media offerings that help you stay informed with what’s going on in Midland. 

In addition, the department oversees the City’s two Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, the Downtown Development Authority and the Center City Authority, and Midland Community Television (MCTV).

Continue reading to learn about some of Community Affairs’ initiatives and programs available for all City residents.

Social Media

Named the 2021 'Best Midlander to Follow on Social Media!'

Best Midlander to Follow on Social Media

City Communications manages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube channels that originate from City Hall. Follow us to receive service updates, program information, fantastic photos, and more! Click the links below to find us:

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In addition, several other City departments have their own social media channels that cover topics and info related to their day-to-day operations Click the links below to find and follow! 

City Hall News

A sample of the City Hall News

Did you know that you can get City news releases, service alerts, public meeting agendas, open jobs notices, and even the weekly refuse and recycling schedule all in one place every single week? It's true! Communications published City Hall News every Friday afternoon to provide residents a one-stop-shop for all of the latest City info right into their inboxes. We also send service alerts, snow plowing updates, and closure reminders to our email list.

To sign up or access back issues of the City Hall News, click here.

Video & Podcast Projects

Video News

Our Communications staff works directly with Midland Community Television (MCTV) to create video news updates available to watch on MGTV Channel 188, the City website, and the City's social media channels. In particular, we published three recurring news segments: "What's Up in the City!" (a recap of the previous Monday's City Council meetings), "What's Up in the City: Planning" (a recap of the previous Tuesday's Planning Commission meetings), and "Midland Minute" (updates on City news, programs, and other community information).

View the City's full video library on our YouTube channel.

Podcast Updates

In addition to video news, Community Affairs staff also participate on two of the City's new podcast programs. Communications Coordinator Katie Guyer co-hosts "Word on the Street(s)", a podcast for information and updates on the Indian & Buttles Corridor Improvement Project. Community Affairs 

Citizens Academy

2018 Citizens Academy logo

City Communications oversees the City's Citizens Academy, a free 10-week program that allows residents an up-close look at the departments, facilities, and programs that make Midland run smoothly! The application process opens in early November and each academy runs from January to March. For more information on Citizens Academy, click here.

City Calendar & Services Guide

The 2021 City Calendar cover with photos of a dog, the Tridge, and more

Every December, Midland residents receive an annual City Calendar & Services Guide in their mailboxes. The City Calendar & Services Guide provides residents with information about each of the City's departments, as well as important due dates, holiday closures, event information, and more! Photos are provided by residents during our annual Community Photo Contest, which runs from early August through Labor Day each year. For more information on the annual photo contest and the City Calendar & Services Guide, click here.