Greenacres finally joins the Digital Age

GREENACRES –Welcome to the 21st century.

The city now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Greenacres also unveiled a newly designed website in April.

“So many people use social media to gather information,” City Manager Andrea McCue told The Palm Beach Post. “This was an opportunity to connect with people that we otherwise might not reach.”

Councilwoman Judy Dugo said she was happy with the launches.

“It was a long time coming,” she said. “A lot of residents don’t come to our meetings and this will be a good way to get information to them,”

The goal, McCue said, is to get information to residents on events and what they need to know in case of an emergency.

Both accounts have been created to only push out information, McCue said.

“The city is listed as a government organization for Facebook and the page was set up to not allow back and forth dialogue,” McCue said.

Additionally, the city only designated a couple of staffers who can post information.

Lake Worth has been flirting with starting a Facebook page for some time, but the city said it’s concerned about legal issues.