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Local Government Twitter Day 1st August 2017
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Local Government Twitter Day: Tuesday 1st August

Local councils, stakeholders and communities are being encouraged to participate in Local Government Twitter Day to be held on the 1st of August this year. Using the hashtag #YourRatesAtWork, local councils have an opportunity to showcase the diverse range of services they provide through the twitter community.

Local Government Twitter Day will be led by a coaltion of every local government peak body in Australia as well as ALGA, the national peak body. Other peak bodies such as state libraries and other levels of government are also invited to join in and help increase awareness of the work of local government.

Local Government Twitter Day became an annual event following a successful trial in 2014. The day is now a great way for local councils to highlight their services to the public for 24 hours in an entertaining and engaging way.

Some ideas for the day include;

  • live stream an interview with your Mayor, a Councillor, or a Council Officer
  • tweet fun facts, tidbits and updates
  • invite a Mayor or Councillor to ‘takeover’ your Twitter account and live tweet their day
  • use pictures from community events, of local assets or staff in action to help paint a picture of the role you play in your community
  • create a poll asking your community members which Council service they value most
  • use GIFS or film a short video clip to keep your content engaging and fun, and
  • brief your Councillors using Twitter and arm them with key messages and ideas.

For more information, and for a council brief of the event, please contact the communications/media department of your state/territory local government associations.

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