Social networking and online capacities for engagement are fast becoming a popular means for councillors to engage with communities, such as through the use of mechanisms like twitter, facebook, email and blogging. This councillor will have embraced new technologies and used them positively to communicate with communities.
The councillor who wins this category will demonstrate:
- that they are visibly active in social media forums, such as facebook, twitter and blogging
- use of such media to successfully engage with constituents and develop relationships with the community
- ability to involve constituents in the council through use of online technologies.