Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trachtenberg Office Attends February Community Outreach Forum

Wil Gutierrez from the office of Councilmember Trachtenberg gave a presentation of the various social media tools that we use to reach our residents at the February Community Outreach Forum.

The Community Outreach Forum is organized by the Office of Community Partnerships to bring together all of the County government departments and the staff responsible for outreach and public education in order to accomplish three goals: 1) coordinate outreach efforts, 2) build camaraderie among county staff, and 3) learn about best practices in outreach and related fields. Non-Profit Montgomery and other key partners in the non-profit community in Montgomery County, also attend. The Forum meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Executive Office Building Auditorium from 2-4pm.

Today’s meeting topic was: Using social media to reach our residents. Apart from Mr. Gutierrez, Lee Caughron, County Cable Program Manager and Bill Delaney, Fire and Rescue Community Program Manager also gave presentations. Blogs, Facebook and Twitter were among the topics discussed. All three panelists answered many questions from the approximately 30 attendees.

Wil Gutierrez manages social media for the Tracthenberg office and edits this blog.

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