Faceless Public Engagement: Engaging & Educating Citizens Using Technology

APA Kansas Chapter


Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CDT

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Tired of answering the same question at the counter or on the phone over and over? Have a web page that barely gets visited and programs no one knows about? This session will show you how to use technology to expand your reach, get valuable feedback and spend less time answering the same questions.

We will provide attendees with valuable and practical tools for getting their Planning Department (or Firm) on social media and expanding their web presence. Attendees will learn how to get folks to share/like your posts, what posts should look like, optimal posting frequencies, how to develop a social media posting standard and much more. We will also show you how to partner with other organizations to get more folks to view your traditional web pages. The City of Hutchinson went from less than 300 hits (per year) to more than 300 hits per week on our webpage and Facebook post reaches exceeding 500 people weekly. E-engagement is the wave of the future. Don't let it pass you by.


Connie Johnson

Invited Speaker

Title, Organization: Communications Specialist, City of Hutchinson Location: Hutchinson, KS Biography: Connie Johnson is a communications specialist with the City of Hutchinson. She developed the City of Hutchinson's Social Media Posting Standard and manages the City's website. She provides advice and consultation to departments hoping to expand their ... Read More

Casey Jones, AICP, CFM

Invited Speaker

Title, Organization: Senior Planner, City of Hutchinson Location: Hutchinson, KS Biography: Casey Jones is a seasoned planner with 10 years of Kansas planning experience. He is passionate about zoning and code enforcement and works tirelessly to educate the public about the importance of planning. He is a strong supporter of ... Read More

Jana McCarron, AICP

Invited Speaker

Title, Organization: Planning & Development Director, City of Hutchinson Location: Hutchinson, KS Biography: Ms. McCarron has been the Director of Planning & Development for the City of Hutchinson for the past 3 years and has more than 32 years of planning and local government experience. Over the course of her (mostly public ... Read More

Amy Allison

Invited Speaker

Title, Organization: Housing Program Coordinator, City of Hutchinson Location: Hutchinson, KS Biography: Ms. Allison has a Master's Degree from Kansas State University in Planning & Community Development. She did her Master's Thesis on community engagement and has helped the City of Hutchinson to move toward a stronger e-presence. Read More

Contact Info

Bonnie Johnson, bojojohn@ku.edu