City and county leaders to share tips for using social media
Millions of Americans are using social media every day, and local governments can take advantage of the technology to lead some of the conversations and better engage residents in local issues. That is the message of an Oct. 12, 2010, webinar that will feature IT leaders from New York, Boston, Miami-Dade County, Fla., and the Washington-based Public Technology Institute (PTI) during the Local Government Summit.
Presenters for “The New Public Square: Engaging residents with Social Media” webinar will discuss how cities and counties are using Facebook, Twitter and mobile apps to communicate with their residents. Moderated by Alan Shark, executive director of PTI, the online seminar will share expert tips from Joe Morrisroe, executive director of NYC311 in New York; Nigel Jacob, co-chair of the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; and Judi Zito, director of the Miami-Dade County, Fla., Government Information Center.
The webinar, from 2:15 to 3:15 EST on Oct. 12, is part of the Local Government Summit, a one-day online conference that includes seven education sessions and a virtual exhibit hall. To register for the free event, visit the Local Government Summit online registration page.