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City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be hosting the very first Evanston “Twitter Town Hall” Meeting on Wednesday, February 15  at 6 p.m. As the City continues to search for new and innovative ways to engage its residents, social media continues to be at the forefront of this new wave. This is part of a series of events in which the city hopes to engage residents via a social media platform.

Twitter has proven to be a very powerful tool in both delivering and collecting information. From blizzards to beach closing, city residents remain informed and responsive. “We get daily inquiries from our residents and we recognize that twitter is a tool that enables us to help bolster our customer service efforts,” said Citizen Engagement Coordinator Adelita Hernandez.

Starting February 8 residents can submit their questions at www.twitter.com/CityofEvanston or by emailing ahernandez@cityofevanston.org. The Mayor will be discussing economic development and the Safe Summer 2012 initiative in the virtual meeting and then will field pre-submitted and live questions.

To participate, Twitter users must include the hashtag #askTisdahl when posing a question. All questions with the hashtag will be included in the selection process. If web users do not yet have a Twitter account, they can visit www.twitter.com to sign up and follow the city at www.twitter.com/CityofEvanston.