Do you engage businesses, citizens, and organizations in your community?
Keeping a community informed 24 hours a day, seven days a week may be the new norm, but so is the expectation for the conversation to go both ways. When there are open data initiatives available, transparent governments openly collaborate with citizens. Take advantage of configurable engagement tools, such as mobile apps that report vandalism, 911 activity, and road closures, to heighten a community’s involvement. Articulate demographic trends, development plans, and highlight opportunities through Story Maps to elicit business interest as well as individuals’ feedback.