Community Relations

2016 Annual Activity Report

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STAY CONNECTED Effective communication is vital to the strength of an organization, particularly in local government, where decisions play such an important role in the lives of citizens. With a growing community and new audiences having contact with Bristol for the very first time, coordinated and trustworthy communications channels in a variety of formats are more important than ever before. WEBSITE: The city has a continuously updated website, www.bristoltn.org, which features an intuitive responsive design making it easier for residents and visitors to find information about city services and programs whether they use a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. MYBRISTOLTN APP: A new app was added this year to make it even easier to utilize the website. The app offers several modules that can be utilized through your portable electronic device. Download MyBristolTN today on Google Play or the Apple App Store. NOTIFY ME: Notify Me is a free service on the city website designed to keep residents informed of the latest happenings in the city. Residents can sign up for email or text notifications when City Council agendas, Planning and Zoning Commission agendas, or news releases are posted to the website. SOCIAL MEDIA: Social media offers the city new opportunities to engage and provides easier access to services and information for citizens through mediums they are most comfortable with online – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BTN-TV: Bristol, TN brings the city to life with original programs, event coverage, talk shows with city leaders and regular coverage of municipal meetings. This year, the station relaunched as a multi-platform media station with a fresh approach to local broadcasting and visual social media. BTN-TV broadcasts on Charter channel 192 and BTES channel 16. Programming is also on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watchbtntv and on the city's social media pages. E-NEWSLETTER: The e-newsletter proactively informs subscribers about community events, city programs, construction notices, public meetings, general city information, historical facts and other news in the community. Sign up now at www.bristoltn.org. Rhythm & Roots

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