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New information delivery platform helps residents connect and engage with city government

Posted Dec. 16, 2016

Early in 2017, Fort Worth will launch a new information delivery system that’s customized to residents’ interests.

With the addition of the GovDelivery platform, subscribers will be able to choose the topics they wish to read about and will determine when and how often these topics are delivered to them. Daily and weekly digests of information will be available.

If you’re interested in athletic leagues, sign up for recreation-oriented bulletins. If you’re really into sustainability, sign up for environmental news. You get the idea.

All city departments will be using GovDelivery as their delivery mechanism for news and information to residents.

The last edition of City News will be distributed on Dec. 26. Don’t worry, no content is going away — it will just look a tad different and will be delivered in a new, more convenient format.

“Fort Worth is an open city government, responsive to the information needs of our residents,” said Michelle Gutt, director of communications and public engagement. “We strive to provide information that residents want in their daily lives and that they require to fulfill their roles in local government. The addition of GovDelivery is another tool in our toolbox for providing news and information early in the decision-making process to allow residents to provide input and to become engaged.”

More than 1,800 public-sector agencies use GovDelivery to increase digital engagement, grow their digital audience and build communities.

Current City News subscribers will receive an email message detailing how to subscribe to the new system and how to choose preferred topics and delivery times.

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Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; 1st Floor, Board Room, Fort Worth City Credit Union , 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Aviation Advisory Board : 4 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; Suite 306A, Fort Worth Meacham Internatoinal Airport, 201 American Concourse.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions - Public Hearing of The Standard at Boswell 8701 Old Decatur Road: 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; Library Of Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School, 701 Tierra Vista Way.
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Gateway Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School Library, 701 Tierra Vista Way.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions - Public Hearing of Harmon Senior Villas at 12801 and 12775 Harmon Road: 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; Library of Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School, 701 Tierra Vista Way.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2017; Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School Library, 701 Tierra Vista Way.
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Crime-Free Multi-Housing Workshop: 9 a.m. Jan. 21, 2017; Fort Worth Police Department, East Division Headquarters, 1100 Nashville Ave.

Glencrest Area Sidewalks Project Meeting: 10 a.m. Jan. 21, 2017; Bradley Center, 2601 Timberline Drive.

Adult Basketball Tournament at Handley Meadowbrook: 10 a.m. Jan. 21, 2017; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Building Standards Commission - Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standard Commission - Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Bridge Street Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.

Appeal of 2nd Promotional Bypass of Linda Sims : 9 a.m. Jan. 24, 2017; Conference Room 623, 6th floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe .
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Joint City Council and Employee Retirement Fund Board : 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Notice of Public Hearing - Federal Plaza Park: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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