So much focus in government communications right now is on federal government using social media for transparency – #opengov – through data, applications and real-time dashboards. The movement is exciting and certainly important and cities, especially mine, are charging forward right along with them.
But for localgov communications folks – who tend to be the public relations, media relations, community outreach, graphics designers, publicists, webmasters, copyeditors, community managers, speechwriters, consiglieres, etc. for their one single elected client – we have our own set of issues, talents and limitations. Let’s help each other.
#localgovchat is a community that we hope to build to discuss these issues live on Wednesday nights from 9 pm to 10 pm EST on Twitter. We welcome anyone and everyone to come talk to each other, teach each other, learn with each other, yell at each other or whatever.