Walton County Commissioners Launch Facebook Page
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS – A new Facebook page has been launched by the Walton County Government, this one focuses on the efforts of the Walton County Council of Commissioners to send messages of community interest beyond the use of the county government website.
The Commissioners’ new Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wcbccfl, joins at least two other Facebook pages operated by county entities – the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at https://www.facebook.com/WCSOFL and Emergency Management at https: //www.facebook.com/WaltonCountyEM.
A quick glance at the commission’s new Facebook page on Tuesday found it filled with various posts, from the latest data on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including the number of vaccines administered, to an invitation to those interested in Apply for a volunteer position on the Coastal Dune Lakes Advisory Board, following Commissioner Danny Glidewell’s intention to organize mobile office hours at various locations in his district on Wednesday afternoons.
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Also on the Facebook page on Monday was announced an upcoming meeting to consider requests for proposals requested by the county for disaster response services and a video of Commissioner William “Boots” McCormick chairing the announcement of a project at Cowford Landing for the Choctawhatchee Paddle. Track.
Commissioner Mike Barker, who since being elected to the commission last November has been a constant advocate for the county to improve its level of customer service to residents, hailed the Facebook page as “a new level of customer service for Walton County “in a press release announcing the new social media communication channel.
“The addition of a Walton County BCC (County Council of Commissioners) Facebook page will be a vital service in bringing news regarding activities, bulletins, projects and other services to all of Walton County via Facebook, ”added Barker.
According to the press release announcing the new Facebook page, county officials will continue to encourage interested citizens to visit the county’s website for information. The website, https://www.co.walton.fl.us/, has a wide range of information, from detailed schedules of county council and agency meetings to information from and about the various government departments in the county. .
The press release describes the Facebook page as “an extension of the county website” but goes on to note that with its presence on Facebook, the commission “recognizes the need to increase access to the most recent information for all stakeholders. “
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Overall, according to the press release, the commission’s Facebook page “will increase county communications with updates and information on county issues.”
Commissioner Danny Glidewell, who weighed in on the new Facebook page with Barker, said in the press release “happy that we are launching a Facebook page which will provide a new tool to educate our citizens and add transparency to government operations County. I encourage everyone to… participate in our government.
The press release warns residents that the Facebook page is not monitored 24 hours a day and, as such, urges users to dial 911 in an emergency.