Most everyone is on social media. Whether you dabble in multiple venues or have your favorite platform, please join the conversation with town staff and leaders by using the town’s social media venues.
With today’s fast-moving pace, these platforms are the quickest and most efficient way for you to stay informed and for town staff and leaders to learn what is on your mind.
The town uses these platforms daily. Facebook proved to be invaluable during the last two storms, Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma. With conditions rapidly changing and the information streaming faster than water from a fire hydrant, social media was the town’s most efficient way to deliver information to our residents minute by minute.
The town also distributes information from other government agencies on social media. If information affects Bluffton residents, such as road lane closures and roadwork alerts, the town regularly posts this information so folks can make adjustments to their commutes or driving patterns.
Media releases are also regularly published on social media, so if you don’t have an opportunity to scan your local paper each day, you can still receive news about the progress and status of town projects, policies and procedures.
You, as our residents, are a crucial voice in the decisions Town Council makes and social media is the best way to be a part of those conversations. Below are a list of the town’s social media platforms. Please join us!
Facebook: Please like the following pages, which are a part of the town of Bluffton: Town of Bluffton Government, Bluffton Police Department and Don Ryan Center for Innovation.
Instagram: Populated with videos and photos of Bluffton, this phone-based platform is a fast way to enjoy beautiful photos of our town, along with short videos from town leaders. Again, there are separate accounts for the town: the Bluffton Police Department and Don Ryan Center.
Twitter: If you prefer your information via Twitter, you can find us at @TownofBluffton, @BlufftonPolice and @DonRyanCenter.
YouTube: This is least-used town site; however, I invite you to follow this channel and use it to help spread the good news about our town.
For example, the town recently produced an economic development video that gives an overall view of the town and explains why a company may want to relocate here. It is a wonderful tool. There are three versions of this video; one is 5 minutes long, another is 90 seconds and the last one is 60 seconds. Use the one that best suits your audience.
There are various others videos on this channel ranging from the Garvin-Garvey House to Bluffton’s oyster industry. Please view these videos and you are welcome to share them with your colleagues and friends.
Nextdoor: The Bluffton Police Department is also active on this platform so it can deliver information targeted to specific neighborhoods.
If you ever have questions about our wonderful town, don't hesitate to contact Town Hall at 706-4500 or email Lisa Sulka at firstname.lastname@example.org.