Clermont County government is now reaching out to citizens by utilizing Facebook, a social networking Web site that has more than 350 million active users worldwide.
Citizens can go to the Web site www.facebook.com/ClermontCounty for current information on a variety of events and issues that impact those living and working in the county and the region.
“Visitors to the Facebook site can check out the latest local news releases, event calendars, videos, and pictures,” said Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr, who updates the site, along with Clermont Web Master Tom Doepker. “We encourage the community to become fans of the site to keep posted on all the exciting things going on locally,” she said.
"The Facebook site is a logical next step in our outreach efforts," said Board of Clermont County Commissioners President Bob Proud. "The county received over 41,000 visitors to the Web site www.ClermontCountyOhio.gov during January as an increasing number of people rely on the internet to obtain their information."
In addition to the county Web site and Facebook page, Clermont County also has a You Tube channel, www.youtube.com/clermontcounty and a Twitter account, www.twitter.com/ClermontCounty.
The county also broadcasts BCC meetings, Clermont Planning Commission meetings, and the twice monthly Clermont County Today news magazine on television cable access channels throughout Clermont County.
"We welcome citizen input on our programming, and our outreach," added Lehr. Contact the Clermont County Office of Public Information at (513) 732-7597 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.