Communications & Engagement

The Communications & Engagement Department is comprised of the Communications Office, Special Events, Arts & Culture, Youth Services, and The Armory Performing Arts Center.

The Communications division strives to deliver accurate, timely and balanced information to a wide variety of audiences. The Office coordinates external and internal communications and works closely with City Council and city departments to provide information to residents, businesses, visitors, employees and media outlets. The Office is responsible for city publications, news releases, graphic design, KBRI-8, social media, and the City’s website. 

The Special Events division is responsible for programming and coordinating large-scale, annual city events for the community to include Summerfest, the summer concerts and movies series, 4th of July, Touch-A-Truck and Festival of Lights. The division also assists with other city-division/non-profit events and coordinates volunteers. 

The Youth Services division plays an integral role in researching and developing programs and resources for youth and families in Brighton and overseeing the Brighton Youth Commission. The office also coordinates a summer internship program, FAFSA educational nights, the statewide youth summit, Brighton Youth Corps, and other youth-focused initiatives. 

The Arts and Culture division is responsible for coordinating the efforts of arts and cultural opportunities in the community to create better awareness and visibility. The office explores new arts and culture opportunities for Brighton and is responsible for coordinating the Eye 4 Art program and Art in the Park. Staff serves as a liaison to the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission. 

The Armory Performing Arts Center hosts local and regional events and performances. A wide range of theater, dance, music and visual arts programming are offered to children, adults and families. As a catalyst for downtown activity, the Armory establishes a modern arts venue in the heart of downtown. The Armory is owned and operated by the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority.