Happy Friday! It’s no secret that cities are innovating government, and mayors are on board.
Newark New Jersey’s Cory Booker is the consummate example of a mayor using social media effectively. But he’s not the only social-savvy city leader. For this week’s Follow Friday installment, we’re looking at 5 mayors using social media to connect with constituents.
Mayor Ralph Becker: Salt Lake City, UT
His website is killer. Mayor Becker is even using Kickstarter to highlight innovative local projects.
Mayor Mark Mallory: Cincinnati, OH
We have to give Mayor Mallory props for being the only Mayor to appear on Undercover Boss.
Mayor Scott Smith: Mesa, AZ
We like his iMesa initiative,a grassroots improvement effort where residents submit, vote and comment on ideas that transform the community.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: Baltimore, MD
Mayor Rawlings-Blake is a champion for open government. Check out the Transition Tracker.
Mayor Eric Garcetti: Los Angeles, CA
Another great website. Check out the bottom of the page, where there’s a revolving list of twitter users that follow the Mayor’s Office.