Jerry Andree, Township Manager

No level of government has more impact on daily life than local government. That’s why my colleagues and I at Cranberry Township are passionate about pushing the limits of excellence to provide the best possible services to our residents and customers. However, being well-served is not a passive achievement; it is a collective undertaking. Through this blog, we offer our personal reflections on that assignment. And we hope it will help engage you in joining us on that same collaborative mission.

Jan 08

[ARCHIVED] Cranberry’s stepping into the world of social media

The original item was published from January 8, 2021 9:26 AM to January 8, 2021 9:28 AM

What’s the best way to reach you? That’s a question our Board and a lot of our staff members have been asking. And the answer seems to depend on two things. One is the type of information – for instance, an announcement for an upcoming concert may be handled differently than an alert about a road closure. The other factor is the personal media preference of each individual; some people are big on text messaging, some people hate it. And so on. So we did a survey earlier this year and determined that we needed to use a mix of different media to reach people. As a result, in addition to our more established channels – the website, CranberryToday, news releases, and email – we’ve gotten into social media, including this blog. We’ve got a presence now on Facebook. We’re on Twitter. And we’re using a new Twitter-like service called Nixle, which is reserved for urgent and emergency-type announcements. You can sign on for any of these from our home page. They’re all free. And we hope they will help us stay in touch.