Evansville Mayoral Discussion on Social media

I've been working with the the Social Media Club of Evansville to get the word out about a new mayoral discussion event.  On October 24th, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Ridgway University Center in Eykamp Hall, mayoral candidates Rick Davis and Lloyd Winnecke will be discussing transparency and accountability within the Evansville Mayoral Office.  The focus will be on how social media and other new media tools can help open the doors to our local government and increase it's effectiveness.

The event will be open to the public and I would encourage everyone to attend.  It's a unique opportunity to hear what our candidates have to say about accountability within an information age.  I am personally interested in how they intend to keep it a 2-way street and encourage feedback through tools like Facebook, Twitter, and others.  I don't think that the election process ends at the polls, it continues through the elected officials term and can be shaped and molded through social media.  Accountability in office can only be attained by keeping the doors open and social media gives us that ability.

Evansville Mayoral Discussion Event - Register Now, it's FREE.

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Author: Christopher

I live on the North side of Evansville with my wife and 6 year old daughter. I've been a resident of Evansville, IN since 1999, originally from Spencer County. I'm employed by a local Whole Sale Distributor and use my spare time to develop websites and market online projects.

2 thoughts on “Evansville Mayoral Discussion on Social media”

  1. This sounds very interesting, and thank you for putting this together.

    This is a very interesting race, and I’m surprised that Mayor Weinzapfel and many of the local Democrats are sitting this one out or throwing their support to Mr. Winnecke. If Weinzapfel has his eye on higher office (wouldn’t he like to consider being governor or lieutenant governor with John Gregg?), he can’t risk ticking off the state Democrats.

    Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see this all play out in the next two weeks. Thank you again for this chance to get to know the candidates in a new way!

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