Local Governments Can Use a Slideshow to Engage Residents

A slideshow is a great way to share what local governments accomplish for citizens and communities. King County, Wash., posts one each year.


Dow Constantine, the King County, Wash., executive in his second term, shares an annual slideshow of the county's accomplishments.

A slideshow is a great way -- and a highly shareable one on social media --  for any local government to share positive notes with citizens at each year's end, or other critical times.

A catalog of slideshows on a municipal website is also a great way to show off the moments in history when government initiatives come to fruition for their citizens.

King County had a number of exciting achievements in 2016. The county, which includes Seattle:

  • Convened a Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force in March and within six months, distributed nearly 500 kits of naloxone to reverse heroin overdose to homeless service providers, first responders and law enforcement officers.
  • Doubled funding for a Transit-Oriented Development Bond Allocation Plan to create more than 1,000 units of affordable workforce housing near new or existing transit stations.
  • Opened three new light rail stations, and weekday ridership rose 71 percent in the third quarter. Rail ridership surpassed regional express bus use for the first time in the county's history.

Click through the slideshow on the KingCounty.gov website.

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