District of Squamish Now Has a Facebook Page

By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: July 17, 2012

The District of Squamish has finally joined the social media bandwagon.

As part of its communications plan, the District of Squamish launched its Facebook page today.

Now residents, visitors and media representatives can find updated information about the municipality and stay abreast of current issues through Facebook, the district stated in a press release. 

The page would provide users with accurate information in a timely manner that impacts local citizens, and those interested in investing or establishing a business in Squamish,” said Christie Smith, the communications manager.

Citizens will be updated on upcoming events and council decisions, she said.

The district hopes it will provide for a two-way dialogue with the public over the months ahead, depending on staff resources. 

The district is also spending $60,000 to redesign its website, an attemp to further its community engagement.

The new website is scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2012, Smith added.

Mayor Rob Kirkham said joining Facebook would hep the district become more effective resource for its citizens.

 “It will enable us to reinforce who we are and build our reputation as a transparent organization,” he said.

Comments

  1. Nate Dolha says:

    And they have already removed comments. I guess they will work on that pesky transparency thing later…

  2. Elisa Langenstam says:

    I think it’s great that the district has joined Facebook. I am also a small business owner in Squamish and have been working on my business page to promote other local businesses together with others. How amazing would it be if more Squamish businesses would do the same, and also that there should be a list of local businesses on the district page?