After adopting a Social Media policy in June, the Cariboo Regional District is now poised to launch its new facebook page. The facebook page will be used primarily for informing residents about upcoming CRD events, meetings and projects, while providing another tool for residents to communicate with the CRD. You can see that Facebook page here
In June, 2011, the Board of Directors adopted a comprehensive social media policy which specifically outlines how social media will be incorporated into its existing communications tool box.
“This is a powerful communications tool that will dovetail nicely into our existing communications program,” stated CRD Communications Chair Steve Mazur. “We are excited about the opportunities social media presents to connect with more of our residents in order to continue building communities together”.
This is the Regional District’s second foray into social media after using it extensively throughout the firestorms of 2010. With the overwhelming success and reception of the Emergency Operation Centre’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations), the CRD will continue to maintain this site as well as the main CRD facebook page. To find us on facebook, simply search for the Cariboo Region or the Cariboo Regional District.
Please visit us online often and share this information with your friends and family. For further information, feel free to contact the Regional District at 250-392-3351 or toll free at 1-800-665-1636 or visit us online at www.cariboord.bc.ca
Editor's Note - I applaud the Cariboo Regional District, both for today establishing a main "Facebook" page and the Emergency Operations Center "Facebook" page in 2010. Both of these actions will hold the Cariboo Regional District in very high regard, especially among its' regional district colleagues. Now, only if the City of Williams Lake were to show the kind of "boldness" that the Cariboo Regional District has, with regard to social media. I hope, as well, that the Cariboo Regional District, after due diligence, looks into getting into YouTube and Twitter.
If I get elected on November 19th - I'll be pushing WL City Staff and Council to expedite getting the City of Williams Lake both onto Facebook/Twitter, in order to use both social media tools as a way to disperse information quickly and to have that "community debate" on various City of WL initiatives