The City of Garland is expanding its presence on social media to make information about various City programs more accessible.
The City, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, have had YouTube channels for several years, along with a Twitter page for the City (@garlandtxgov) and a Facebook page for the Parks & Recreation Department. The Nicholson Memorial Library System launched its Twitter page last year (@garlandlibrary).
Social media tools that have recently been added by the City include a general Facebook page (City of Garland, Texas Government). Information on this page includes announcements about City news, projects and events, along with videos. Other recent Facebook additions include the Animal Services department (Garland Animal Services) to promote pet adoption and responsible pet ownership; the Granville Arts Center (Garland Arts) to promote cultural arts events and activities; and the Office of Neighborhood Vitality (Garland Vital Neighborhoods) to promote the variety of events and activities available that support Garland neighborhoods.
In addition, Garland’s city-owned utilities have joined forces to provide a special Twitter page dedicated to sharing information about energy and water conservation, recycling, and other healthy environment information. Twitter.com/GoGreenGarland is the place where Garland Power & Light, Garland Water & Wastewater Utilities, Garland Stormwater Management, and Garland Environmental Waste Services will post ideas and information that anyone can use around the home, in the office, or on the go.
The City also is pinning (Garland Texas), posting announcements and useful information on a broad range of topics to Pinterest.