Mayor to Host Online Open Door August 21st

August 19, 2015

Mayor Barb Desjardins welcomes Township residents to meet with her via Twitter for an Online Open Door to discuss matters of community interest.

What: Mayor’s Online Open Door
Where: Via Twitter, #EsqChat
When: Friday August 21, 2015, 10 - noon

The Mayor’s Open Door—whether online, in the Mayor’s office at municipal hall, or at a local coffee shop— is an opportunity for community members to share ideas or concerns with Mayor Barbara Desjardins.

How to participate in the online open door
Mayor Desjardins will respond to your questions and comments through Twitter – 140 characters at a time. The hashtag #EsqChat will be used in all posts to group the conversation. Topical questions will be posted for the Mayor to answer from the Township Twitter page. At any point, viewers can also post their own questions, and add comments.

A useful tool for residents is the website which allows participants to focus in on a single hashtag. To use the website, sign in using your Twitter user name and type in the #EsqChat hashtag in the field located at the top of the page. A new page will open with all the posts tagged with #EsqChat. At the top is a message window where you can post questions and comments, and the system automatically adds the tag, saving on typing time. You can also reply directly to people using the icons next to their posts.

On Twitter
Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins - @Barbdesjardins
Township of Esquimalt - @EsquimaltBC

For more information, please contact:
Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator, Township of Esquimalt
Tel: 250-414-7122