Community residents and visitors who ask, “How does the city do that?” are finally getting their answer.
The city of Dunwoody recently launched its new “Spotlight Series” — a cycle of informational videos showcasing city departments and the services they provide.
The behind-the-scenes look into city operations will showcase a single city department in each segment using an interactive question-and-answer format.
Each will introduce a department head, discuss his or her role and responsibilities, the projects being accomplished and contact information.
The videos will be posted to the city website www.dunwoodyga.gov and on the city’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/dunwoody.
The first departments highlighted will include public works, community development, municipal court, finance and administration, police and the city manager.
“The goal is to build stronger relationships with our residents by utilizing new and popular media making the city more approachable and more widely available,” Dunwoody spokesman Bob Mullen said in a statement. “We want it to become an interactive experience and grow to the point of creating a real dialog between residents and their government.”
As additional videos are produced, the city will conduct man-on-the-street interviews to answer citizens’ questions and concerns directly.
Residents are encouraged to submit questions to the city.
Questions can be videotaped and uploaded to the city through a link on its website or sent in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A video response from the corresponding department head will be created and posted on the city’s YouTube channel.