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The City of Harrisonburg wants to keep the community informed!

This Community Connection page details the different ways in which the community can stay informed on changes to city services, be notified of emergency alerts, and platforms where communities can engage with city departments.


City Alerts:

  • Emergency Alert - The City of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County encourages all residents and businesses within the boundaries of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to provide contact information so that you may be notified in the event of an emergency or life threatening weather event (tornado, flash flood warning, etc). Sign up at:
  • Notify Harrisonburg - Notify Harrisonburg is an email alert system for notifications for changes to city services like trash collection, as well as updates on services, meetings, and events. More information about Notify Harrisonburg.


Citizen Engagement:

  • Public Hearings - A notice of public hearing will be posted on the city website. It is required under Virginia Law for this information to also be advertised in the local newspaper. This webpage will serve as an additional resource to members in this community.
  • Be Heard Harrisonburg - Be Heard Harrisonburg is a website for residents to have open discussions on city projects, develop informal surveys, and collect ideas for the City of Harrisonburg. To begin participating, users must go to and register by providing their name, physical address, and email address.
  • Social Media - Stay connected with city departments on social media! Several city departments are on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram. Use the Stay Connected page to find a complete list of city departments and which social media sites they are using!
  • Community Survey - A community survey was sent out to city residents in mid-January 2014 to randomly selected households. Citizens are asked to fill out this survey, if they were selected, in order to help improve services provided by the community. Learn more about this survey.