League City Communication Office earns Silver Star and first-place TAMI Award
League City has been given statewide recognition for its use of social media and connecting citizens with officials.
The city was awarded the Silver Star and a first-place TAMI Award during the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers annual conference. It was recognized for its outstanding marketing and social media campaigns using the least amount of funds for a city of its size.
The highlight of the city's campaign was League City Linked, hosted on Nov. 9, 2011. The event was an informational meeting about the city's online tools. Officials showcased the city's website functionality and information on City Council meetings, agendas, special events, permits and more. The city also implemented an emergency callout system, Blackboard Connect. Other city departments highlighted their online tools as well including Civic Plus, Helen Hall Library, Parks Recreation and the League City Police Department.
The city also engages citizens via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest pages. By using social media, the city provides information about upcoming events, public meetings, weather and updates to special projects.
"The Communication Office is always seeking ways to interact with our residents," said Kristi Wyatt, director of communication, in a press release. It's our goal to move past providing information and instead start conversation. We are very pleased that our efforts were recognized by peers in the communication field."
The League City Communication Office employs three people who create print and electronic promotional materials and who planned and executed the League City Linked event. The team also manages the city's website and four social media sites.
For more information on getting linked into the city, visit www.leaguecity.com/leaguecitylinked.
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