City of Wetaskiwin launches new online community engagement site

City of Wetaskiwin launches new online community engagement site

Mayor Tyler Gandam said council looks forward to hearing feedback from community members

The City of Wetaskiwin launched a new online community engagement site today encouraging community members to share their thoughts on a multitude of municipal projects.

The “Have Your Say, Wetaskiwin” engagement site offers community members a variety of ways to connect with each other and city representatives through discussion forums, surveys, interactive maps, and spaces to post ideas or stories. Users can even vote for ideas they like best, with the additional ability to share them on their personal social media for additional discussion.

“This online engagement tool is a great way for Wetaskiwinites to remain informed and engaged on issues that affect them without drastically cutting into their personal time,” said Mayor Tyler Gandam. “Council continues to prioritize innovative communication and looks forward to hearing more feedback from local community members.”

The platform was launched featuring project pages for the 2020 budget engagement, the upcoming wastewater treatment facility upgrade, and an interactive map where locals can pin locations within Wetaskiwin where they find a strong sense of belonging.

“Having a dedicated online space for engagement helps ensure on-going dialogue with community members instead of limiting public participation to solely in-person consultations,” said Ren Goode, communications manager with the City of Wetaskiwin. “New information and engagement tools will be added to each project as they progress, with additional consultation projects added over time.”

People are encouraged to register as a site participant to fully engage on topics that matter to them and to receive updates on new projects when they are added to the site. Anonymous users can access the site, but some engagement features will be limited for those who have not registered.

-submitted by City of Wetaskiwin

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