Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) of Washington is offering a free webinar on September 17 at 11:00 am (PDT) about how Snohomish County leveraged social media to support emergency management during the Highway 530 mudslide. The webinar was spurred by ths article, “The Story Behind #530slide: Social Media During Emergency Response: The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., showed the power of social media during times of crisis.
From the MRSC website:
In this webinar we will provide strategies for using social media, particularly in compliance with open government requirements. Bronlea Mishler, Deputy Director of Communications for Snohomish County, will go over the basics of how and why social media is important for local governments, dissecting the strengths and weaknesses of various platforms. As an illustrative example she will highlight how Snohomish County leveraged social media to support emergency management during the Highway 530 mudslide. MRSC legal consultant Jim Doherty will then talk about social media’s relationship with public records, the open public meetings act, and other legal issues. There will be a generous question and answer session at the end to explore any and all questions you have about better utilizing social media.
September 17 at 11:00 am (PDT): Webinar Registration