MEDIA RELEASE: Launch of My Port Hope and Council Newsletter

print-logo October 11, 2019

Municipality of Port Hope Launches New Public Participation Tool and Council Newsletter

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Port Hope, ON

The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to announce the launch of ‘My Port Hope’, a new community engagement tool and Council newsletter, available to residents, business owners, and visitors to share their ideas with the community, Municipal Staff, and Council.

“Community engagement continues to be a Council priority and the launch of this online tool and newsletter offers another channel of two-way communication between the Municipality and our community, and delivers a platform to continue to circulate ideas and feedback,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “The Council Newsletter will be a conduit of information to our community, providing Strategic Plan and major project updates on a bi-monthly basis and ensuring that we continue to deliver consistent, open, and transparent communications from our Council and staff.”

‘My Port Hope’ is powered by community engagement industry leaders Bang the Table, a company dedicated to promoting and encouraging online public participation, specializing in Municipal government. The tailor-made online tool provides various types of collaborative consultation, including the use of polls, surveys, online forums, idea-sharing widgets, Q&A’s, image sharing and more. It is a central platform for community members to provide their constructive feedback and share positive ideas, solutions and opportunities.

‘My Port Hope’ is currently live and is hosting a few preliminary consultation tiles to encourage the community to test out the new site. Staff will continue to add new public participation forums to the site while working towards centralizing all of the community consultation initiatives on to the new platform.

To use the new engagement tool and receive the bi-monthly Council newsletter, participants can register at myporthope.ca. The site will be monitored and updated regularly and information will be shared with Council, in accordance with the Municipality’s standard practice.

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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248
kingram@porthope.ca