Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 by Michael
“Helping neighbors connect”… that’s what Front Porch Forum is all about.
But, as is becoming increasingly obvious, FPF is used in other ways too. Local businesses, city employees, colleges and hospitals, charities and others use FPF every day to communicate with their communities.
Some local public officials enjoy wide access to FPF across many neighborhood forums. This can create a heavy load of neighborhood-level conversation for them to keep up with… but a surprisingly high number do just that. This just in from one State Rep…
FPF has made such a difference in creating a sense of neighborhoods. It does make more work and takes up more of our time, just like email actually, but its value way outweighs its demands, for me. I can’t tell you how many people during my door-knocking thanked me for my postings. Without FPF, I’d be hard-pressed to communicate with constituents. So, really, a BIG thanks to all of you.
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