Municipality increases social media presence
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
In hopes of generating more community interaction online, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout is encouraging people to tag them on images of the community so they can be featured on their new Instagram account.
The Municipality launched their Instagram account (@mun_of_siouxlookout) on May 15.
“This decision arose from our ongoing commitment to community engagement… We determined that the use of this social media platform would further enhance our online presence, and potentially reach new audiences. Our Instagram account now compliments our social media outreach on Facebook (@municipalitysioux lookout), Twitter (@SLCommDevOffice) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkHfV10Q 3VXg5nqNOWsz2Xg),” explained Municipal clerk Brian MacKinnon.
MacKinnon further clarified that the goal of the account is to encourage positive interaction online.
“We’re hoping our Instagram account will spur more community interaction and sharing of images of our naturally pristine, family oriented, culturally vibrant and economically sound community,” he continued.
The Municipality shared that they’re pleased with the steady increase in friends, followers, likes and subscribers on their various social media channels over the past several years.
MacKinnon urged the public to contact the Municipal Office if they have any questions or concerns regarding a social media post.
“We do ask the public that if you’re seeking clarification, or have questions about something we’ve posted on social media, and you’re not getting a response quickly enough on the social media channel, to please contact the Municipal Office by email at email@example.com or telephone 737-2700,” he concluded.