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Combating Noise with Citizen Engagement

April 25, 2019 | 10:00AM PT | 1:00PM ET

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Dealing with noise within your constituent base or internal stakeholders?

Since 2004, the introduction of Facebook, NextDoor, and Twitter have given government officials a new set of tools, while increasing the complexity of two-way communication with citizens. Across the country, constituent expectations are at an all-time high to leverage numbers to tell a story, share performance data, and solicit feedback regularly.

Whether its passing a tax measure, deciding whether backyard chicken coops should be allowed, or combating false claims that your police department may not be enforcing the new traffic regulations last year, technology can play a role in the solution or, if left unaddressed, exacerbate the problem.

Join our live webinar, to learn how you can:
  • Garner citizen support for referendums, tax measure, and community improvement projects
  • Utilize data to combat noise and support narratives from the public, or share internal performance measures to inform/educate government officials including council members
  • Facilitate an environment of trust by improving transparency, while reducing FOIA requests
  • Leverage social media to create proactive streams of two-way communication with citizens
  • Increase feedback from demographics under-represented at traditional events such a council meetings and town halls

Presented By:

Carris Rhodes
Manager, Public Engagement

Mary M. Blowe
Chief Financial Officer/Director of Support Services

City of Winchester, VA

Mary is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services at City of Winchester, VA. Mary was promoted in 2015 and previously served as the City's Finance Director since December 2002 and prior to that, she was the City Tax Auditor for the city when hired in 1997. Ms. Blowe has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in fiance, from Longwood College. She has also completed a graduate certificate in public management program at Shenandoah University and received a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Virginia Government Officers Association.

Jennifer (Pearson) Stapleton
City Administrator
City of Sandpoint, ID

Jennifer is the City Administrator for Sandpoint, Idaho. She brings over 20 years of experience in administration. Prior to her current position in Sandpoint, she held various positions in grant management in the Spokane, WA area. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Gonzaga University and a master of public administration degree from Eastern Washington University.

Gabriel Menendez, P.E.
Director of Public Works
City of Ormond Beach, FL

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