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Best Practices – Civic Engagement Award

by on Oct.01, 2010, under Blog, Design, Web Development

The City of Port Coquitlam received a Best Practices – Civic Engagement Award at the Union of BC Municipalities’ annual Community Excellence Awards ceremony, held in Whistler at 7 am Thursday (Sept. 29). The awards showcase BC municipalities and regional districts that lead the pack, take risks to innovate, establish new partnerships, question established ways of doing business and pioneer new customer service practices.
You can part of the press release below.

Online community engagement efforts earn award for city of port coquitlam

Port Coquitlam, BC – September 30, 2010… Citizens who have clicked the City of Port Coquitlam website, “liked” the City’s Facebook page or followed its tweets have been making use of an online outreach program that earned the City a prestigious award today.

The City developed its online outreach program to find new ways to reach the community, to create a two-way dialogue with its citizens, and to reach residents who didn’t previously engage with their local government.

The program leverages technology to reach citizens in their own time and space, in a way that reflects the best practices of that particular media. The result has been a documented rise in citizen participation and interest in civic affairs.

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