Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders on August 26 launched county government pages on Facebook, YouTube, and Scribd, an online document library.

The moves are an effort by the freeholders to give Morris County citizens as many ways as possible to stay in touch with their County government, said Freeholder Director Gene F. Feyl.

“These social media outlets provide new opportunities for our county government to inform citizens about programs, services, upcoming meetings, events and other timely information,” Feyl said.

Direct links to these sites, as well as the county’s Twitter page and RSS feed, are available on the home page of the Morris County government website, www.co.morris.nj.us. Each social network can be reached by clicking on its icon.

Morris County’s new Facebook page can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Morristown-NJ/Morris-County-Government/121149688940?ref=nf. To become a “fan”, an individual must have a Facebook account, which is free.

The county’s YouTube video library, YouTube.com/MorrisCountyNJ, will feature the freeholders’ TV show, “Focus on Morris County,” which airs on Cablevision and Comcast cable systems in the County, as well as video from the Morris County Park Commission. No account is needed for YouTube.

Morris County’s Scribd document library, Scribd.com/MorrisCountyNJ, allows visitors to read, download and print a variety of documents including the Morris County Park Commissions’ “Pathways” newsletter.

Facebook, YouTube, and Scribd join Twitter, the Morris County Connections E-newsletter, and the county website as technologies being used by the freeholders to keep county residents connected to Morris County government.