Friday, November 30, 2018

City Sets Up Series of Direct Email Communications Options for Residents

Starting this winter, the City of Santa Fe will be increasing its emphasis on email to communicate directly with residents on a range of topics. We’re starting by asking residents to sign-up online to be a part of one or more email networks of their choice.

When you sign up for a list, we’ll start reaching out to you by email—not too much, we promise not to start spamming your inbox—just enough to keep you up-to-date on the topics of your choice.

Email options will include information from the City regarding City Hall happenings, City-sponsored community events, Council District specific information, and more. The full list is below.  To register please visit

Initial distribution lists include:
·         District 1
·         District 2
·         District 3
·         District 4 
·         Mayor Updates
·         City Hall Happenings
·         City Sponsored Community Events
·         Resident E-Newsletter (a monthly summary of news from all over Santa Fe)
·         Closures / Orange Barrel Report

As the City Council and the Mayor work to prioritize making the City the most user-friendly in the country, they are improving the way the City engages with residents and neighborhoods. The Santa Fe email network is a continuation of that effort, which has included Meet the Mayor events, Council on Your Corner meetings, the City Manager’s weekly newsletter, and the establishment of the Constituent and Council Services Office.

Mayor Webber said, “We take our relationship with Santa Fe residents and neighborhoods very seriously. Communicating directly with our residents by email is a clear and convenient way to be transparent and improve communication as we build better relationships with our community.”

City Manager Erik Litzenberg said, “Our goal is to be the most user-friendly City government we can be, and this is one more in a series of steps we’re taking in our commitment to increased public awareness and engagement.” 

“This is the first step in establishing a new communication path with our constituents. There’s so much happening at City Hall, it can be hard to keep track. So we are building a tool to help our residents stay up-to-date on everything they want to know about their City government,” said Kristine Mihelcic, Constituent and Council Services Director.  

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