Good story from the Lansing State Journal about the rising use by local government to communicate with residents using various social media tools. Aside from from use by local officials and governments of the usual sites such as Facebook, other tools such as Nixle and SeeClickFix allow both local governments and residents to report both emergency and non-emergency issues.
The article again shows the power of the web for local officials and governments as a two-way communication tool. The use of messaging and technology is one of eight key assets of vibrant 21st century communities as identified by the League's "Center for 21st Century Communities" program. All eight assets are the focus of the League's upcoming convention, Sept 21-24 in Dearborn.
This year's Convention will feature a combination of the best that national experts offer with our own local success stories from around the state to deliver dynamic, to-the-point presentations based around the eight assets. Don't miss it!
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.