Kelowna mayor to Tweet with residents

Colin Basran will hold a Twitter "town hall meeting" June 16 to gather input for the future direction of the city.

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran.

Kelowna’s mayor is taking to Twitter to have a conversation with residents about the future of the city.

For the first time, Mayor Colin Basran will take over the City of Kelowna’s Twitter channel to host what is being billed as a conversation about a new community vision for the city.

“This is an exciting time to imagine Kelowna’s future,” said Basran. “The Twitter Town Hall is one way the community can come together at the same place and time and take part in a compelling conversation to share their vision with me on the future of our city.”

During the Twitter Town Hall, the mayor will ask a series of questions to the community and share his own thoughts. Participants will have the opportunity to share what opportunities and challenges lie ahead and discuss how, collectively, Kelowna, its partners and its residents can position thecity to thrive now and into the future

Residents, organizations and businesses can share how they imagine The live Twitter Town Hall will go Thursday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Connect with @cityofkelowna and follow the #ImagineKelowna hashtag

The Twitter Town Hall is part of city-wide conversations for the Imagine Kelowna initiative, which is looking to create a long-term vision for the community that is created by the community.

This process will guide decision-making and ensure Kelowna is adaptable and resilient to change over the next 25 years.

The use of the social media network, Twitter, is one of many ways to share ideas and opinions with city hall .Those who are unable take part in the live Twitter chat can join the discussion at one of many events throughout the summer that are planed by the city, submit a questionnaire or share ideas or thoughts on the City of Kelonwa’s Idea Wall online at imagine.kelowna.ca.

For more information on the Twitter Town Hall format and guidelines or details of the initiative visit imagine.kelowna.ca.