HamCo commissioners launch social media pilot program

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners have announced the implementation of a new social media pilot program using Facebook and Twitter to communicate with County residents.

The goal of the program is to inform, connect and engage citizens with their County government.

"Utilization of social media technology will enable the County to improve awareness and accessibility to information about the services we provide with their tax dollars," said Commission President Greg Hartmann. "I look forward to using these new tools to engage directly with those we serve while providing a greater level of transparency to County government."

The Commissioners intend to communicate information about County services and events, promote helpful links to County websites and spotlight other County agencies using social media. The pilot program will run through May 31 using a Facebook page and Twitter account: @HamiltonCntyOH.

The new social media program is intended to be made permanent, but Commissioners wish to take the opportunity to review ideas to improve or enhance the program after several weeks in use.

Hamilton County will be joining larger peer counties in Ohio that also utilize social media including Franklin County (Columbus), Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) and Montgomery County (Dayton).

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