The Township of Brick was recently awarded the Best Web/Social Media Award in the annual Municipal Public Information Contest hosted by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Municipal Management Association and the Rutgers Center for Government Services. Mayor John Ducey accepted the award at League of Municipalities’ Annual Conference in Atlantic City.
“We are honored that our efforts to keep the public well-informed through social media and the web were recognized with this award. The Council and I have worked hard to create an open and transparent government and to keep the people of Brick Township informed about the work we are doing,” said Mayor Ducey.
Brick Township is a leader in New Jersey in using social media. The Township Facebook Page has nearly 20,000 followers – greater than the population of 461 New Jersey towns The Township’s Twitter feed has over 3,000 followers. The township’s Instagram feed has over 600 followers.
“If you are on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and don’t follow the Township of Brick, I encourage you to do so,” said Mayor Ducey.
The Township website was also recognized. The website offers residents and taxpayers a variety of tools and resources such as property tax inquiry, the ability to sign up for Nixle alerts and email updates, downloadable and fillable forms and much more.
“We are working on a redesign of the Township website and are looking forward to unveiling the new site in 2017,” said Mayor Ducey. Councilwoman Lisa Crate will be working with the Township Public Information and Information Technology offices throughout the project.
This is the second Municipal Public Information Award won by the Township in the past three years. In 2014, the Township won Best Special/Innovative Media for Mayor Ducey’s Talking Brick online show.