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Our purpose

We serve the community and anyone who may interact with Tempe by providing connections between the community and city government. We foster interaction and help resolve issues that result in a well-informed and engaged community.


The Community Relations Office connects Tempe government to the community we serve by providing information about programs and activities, engaging our residents in their neighborhoods, and resolving community concerns. We make sure you get everything you want to know.

Community Relations Fax Number

City Hall, 3rd floor reception desk

(480) 350-8996
(480) 350-8830

The divisions that make up the Community Relations Office include:

Communication and Media Relations
Local, national and international media turn to the city’s Communication and Media Relations Division when they need information about Tempe programs, services and events. The division focuses on getting information to residents and businesses in Tempe through a variety of ways including newsletters, Tempe 11, media outreach, events, advertising and social media.

Nikki Ripley

Comm. & Media Relations Manager

       Public Information Officer- Community Development, Transportation/Transit, Fire

(480) 350-8846
Public Information Officers (PIO)
Amanda Nelson, Public Information Officer - Public Works/Water

(480) 350-2707
Denise Rentschler, Public Information Officer - Community Services; Recreation & Social Services
(480) 350-5209
Kris Baxter-Ging, Public Information Officer - Community Services; Library & Cultural Services
(480) 858-2059
Web & Graphic Design
Michele Gurrieri, Web & Design Coordinator

(480) 350-8937
Martha Garner, Web & Design Coordinator (480) 350-8919
Tempe 11
Skip Neeley, Video Production Coordinator

(480) 350-8474
Greg Wolfe, Video Production Coordinator (480) 350-8862

Neighborhood Services
This team is committed to preserving the integrity of Tempe’s residential areas and to promoting a sense of community by encouraging citizen participation in problem-solving and planning activities with elected officials and city staff. The division also provides technical and informational services to 72 neighborhood associations (ranging in membership from 20 to 1,500 households), 114 homeowners’ associations and five affiliate groups.

Shauna Warner, Neighborhood Services Manager (480) 350-8883
Elizabeth Thomas, Neighborhood Services Specialist (480) 350-8223
Tanya Chavez, Community Outreach Coordinator (480) 858-2215

Get connected
We want to hear from you. Contact the City Council and city staff anytime to express your opinions, get help with a problem or brainstorm a new idea. Visit or call 480-350-4311 to get started. All in all, it’s pretty simple, right? Get the information you need, when you need it, in the way you like it, to help make your life easier.

Affiliated Organizations

Tempe Community Council
Downtown Tempe Community
Tempe Tourism Office

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

(480) 858-2300
(480) 355-6060
1(866) 914-1052
(480) 967-7891
Last updated: 3/27/2014 9:23:10 AM