Baltimore Mayor Speaks with Community Using Telephone Town Hall

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake connected with thousands of city residents to take questions from the community and to highlight her important initiative “Cabinet in the Community.” The event targeted residents of Northwest and Northeast Baltimore where the event will be held later this month, bringing together residents and members of the Mayor’s cabinet to address needs in the community.

Telephone Town Hall technology provides a way for official offices to reach out to their constituencies in a controlled environment. Questions are prescreened by operators, allowing the official and his or her staff to control the tone and direction of the conversation. Political campaigns often use telephone town hall events to explain why voters should support a candidate, but adapting the event to official offices allows elected officials to engage within their communities.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and her staff had a great time throughout the event and plan to schedule future events ahead of her monthly Cabinet in the Community events where the mayor will hold in-person town halls around the city. Listen to the clips from this great event.

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