LEAGUE CITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVES AWARD AT TAMIO CONFERENCE
The City of League City was awarded the Silver Star and a first place TAMI Award during the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers annual conference. The City received the Silver Star Award for “Best Use of Social Media” for cities with any size population. The City received the Gold Star Award for League City Linked in the category “Marketing Campaign: Most Creative with Least Dollars” for cities with any size population.
League City Linked was held on November 9th, 2011. This event was an informational meeting for citizens to learn more about the City’s online tools available to residents. The City showcased its website functionality and options that are easily accessible to citizens who are in search of information regarding council meetings, agendas, special events, permits and more. The City also allowed citizens to sign up during the event for the emergency callout system, Blackboard Connect. Civic Plus, Blackboard Connect, Helen Hall Library, Parks Recreation and the League City Police Department participated in the event to showcase their online tools as well.
League City was also recognized for its use of social media. Currently, the City engages in contact with citizens via our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Through the use of social media, the City is able to provide information regarding upcoming events, public meetings, weather, and updates to special projects as well as emergency information. The City is able to communicate and interact with citizens on a more personal level as well as answer questions or discuss subjects posted by League City.
“The Communication Office is always seeking ways to interact with our residents. It’s our goal to move past providing information and instead start conversation,” said Kristi Wyatt, Director of Communication. “We are very pleased that our efforts were recognized by peers in the communication field,” Wyatt said.
The Communication Office’s team of three employees created the print and electronic promotional materials as well as planned and executed the League City Linked event held in November. The team also manages the City’s website and four social media sites. For more information on getting linked into the City’s online communication tools visit www.leaguecity.com/leaguecitylinked.