2020 City Government Week to Highlight Major Developments in DeFuniak Springs

City uses online technology to communicate message during COVID

DeFuniak Springs, FL…Leaders of the City of DeFuniak Springs are using the upcoming state-wide celebration of City Government Week to announce various changes impacting community growth, tourism and education through daily website updates, Facebook postings, YouTube uploads and livestreaming online school presentations.  The 2020 City Government Week state-wide observance is October 19-25.  

City government leaders have traditionally participated in City Government Week through public gatherings, in-school presentations and events designed to empower and engage residents of all ages in how they can better understand and utilize their government services.  Due to COVID, city staff is utilizing more online video presentations which educate the public on issues and services that the community may not be aware or realize will impact them in the coming year.  Students are being asked to participate in contests for essays, drawings, photos and more, and the winners will be honored at future City Council meetings. Residents can access the City’s webpage on City Government Week which includes short videos titled “City Government 101” and “The City That Talks” by Florida League of Cities.

“The City of DeFuniak Springs is very excited to celebrate City Government Week with our citizens, especially our children” says City Mayor Bob Campbell.  “It is of vital importance that our young people get an inside look at what we do on our streets, under our streets, at City Hall and the airport, and all the activities that take place with our public works department, fire department and police force,” he says.

Online videos will present the enormous addition of Christmas Reflections lighting for the holiday season and what residents and visitors will experience which now exceeds what any other Florida community can boast. They will also address what is happening with economic growth and select construction projects like the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood Restoration Project.

To participate in City Government Week in DeFuniak Springs, visit the City’s website at www.defuniaksprings.net and view daily video postings on the City of DeFuniak Springs Facebook page.

Contact:  Christopher Mitchell
Public Information Officer
(850) 951-3057 cell

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