The City of Johnston values the opportunity to communicate and provide information to the residents, businesses, media and stakeholders. Communications is also responsible for brand management on behalf of the City and partners with the City Council and City departments. If you would like to receive press releases or media advisories from the City of Johnston, please email Janet Wilwerding and request to be added to the list.
Communications is responsible for planning and implementing a strategic communications program that includes news releases, social media, City website, community surveys, media relations, advertising, and public awareness messaging.
If you are a member of the media and would like to conduct a story, please email Janet Wilwerding, Communications Manager, or call or text her cell phone at 515-414-0662.
Connect with us on social media:
- Facebook - City
- Facebook - Police
- Facebook - Fire
- X - Police
- X - City
- Nextdoor - City
- YouTube - City
- Instagram - City
- Instagram - Police
Electronic newsletterMonthly and weekly eNewsletters. The monthly newsletters are sent on the first of each month, and the weekly on Thursdays (when the first doesn't fall within the same week).
VideosThe City of Johnston posts the City Council meetings on YouTube.
View the archived press releases sent to the media.
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