Mission, BC—On Wednesday night, the City of Mission hosted its first Facebook Live event presented by Mayor Paul Horn. The two-part event drew in an engaging mix of questions, comments, and observations from participants and proved to be a good medium to connect with the community during the ongoing health crisis.
Mayor Horn began the live event by providing an update on the city in the areas of organizational excellence, infrastructure, community wellness, planning, and more.
Once the presentation concluded, Mayor Horn opened up the floor to viewers to ask him questions in the comments related policy and Council direction. Participants asked dozens of questions and soon several themes emerged, including those around transportation, planning for growth, affordability, flood preparedness, economic development, and snow removal.
“In the last two years, it has been hard to connect with people in a meaningful way, so this was a bit of an experiment,” said Mayor Horn. “I was thrilled to see the people of Mission demonstrate their willingness to engage, give feedback, and ask insightful questions. Council and I truly appreciate the input we received from the event.”
Between the presentation and the Q&A videos, the 90-minute event saw almost 200 comments, 3500 views, and an average of 80 to 100 participants watching live at any given time throughout the broadcast.
Watch the Video
Watch the entire event in the video below, or find the originals in the City’s video library on Facebook.
Manager, Communications and Public Engagement