How can a board best communicate with residents? Do you think that we are currently doing those things?
Various members of the Select Board post updates on their Facebook pages, and the Town Manager and his staff post regular updates on Facebook and the Town website, and just started publishing a monthly newsletter. Important meetings are also advertised on electronic signs around town. I think it’s important to meet folks where they are, and social media is a great outlet for that.
That said, not everyone in Town is on Facebook or regularly checks the Town website. I’d like to see additional outreach options, such as publishing videos on YouTube (which can be more easily found and shared than videos on the Mansfield Cable Access website), as well as regular in-person sessions from the Town Manager, department heads, and Select Board members at the Council on Aging.