MORPC Membership Meeting

In the beginning of July, the Chip-In Team had another opportunity to present the idea and process behind the app.  The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) provides a unified voice with the strength to make Central Ohio competitive in the global marketplace. MORPC holds a monthly membership meeting that a Chip-In member was invited to speak during the meeting. It has been important to get the idea out to the community and gain feedback because the community will be the ones transformed and impacted by the app itself.  The commission is made up of diverse interests and representation of the Central Ohio region including local governments, businesses, and non-profits. The group’s mission is to sustain a strong, prosperous 12-county Central Ohio. It was important for Chip-In to be present within the meeting because the app provides another outlet to connect MOPRC and its affiliates through the involvement in community actions and social media outreach.

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Team Chip-In has another opportunity to obtain feedback at a community event next week. The team will have a display set up during the Fifth by Northwest Area Commission‘s National Night Out Celebration. This event will take place at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on 5th Avenue from 6:30-8:30 on Tuesday, August 4th.  The event will have presentations from two candidates running for Columbus City Council, door prizes, a bike ride by Yay Bikes!, food trucks, displays of interest, and some live performances and music. Stop by the display to voice your opinion about the app!

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Smart Social Media in Government Presentation

One thing Team Chip-In has been working on this summer is outreach. The team wants to keep the idea fresh and present within the Columbus community and active on social media.

Recently, two members of Team Chip-In presented at an event hosted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC). The event, titled “Smart Social Media in Government”, was hosted on June 18th at the City of Dublin Recreation Center. During the event, the movers and shakers of government organizations listened to a handful of speakers about enhancing the social media toolkit. Topics included new and exciting tools to engage the public, project marketing, and business communication all through social media. Amy Marshall, who is the Vice President of Digital Strategy & Research at Fathom, and Heather Whaling, President of Geben Communication, were the two featured speakers and are Columbus’ experts when it comes to social media

The team-members presented at lunchtime and gave the presentation that was given at the National Conference by the American Planning Association. The presentation was successful and it just begins the outreach that will happen this summer for the team. Team Chip-In will be giving another presentation on Thursday, July 9th at 3:00. This presentation will take place during the MORPC membership meeting that will include the members of twelve county and forty-four political subdivisions.

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Team Chip-In wishes everyone a safe & happy 4th!