Ever wonder what events are happening in Wards 7 and 8? Now it's easy to find out with the new Ward 7 and Ward 8 Community Board on the East Bank DC website (just click on the Community Board tab above). The Community Board is a new tool by and for the community to promote community events and activities.
East Bank DC blogger Marie J. Fritz created the Community Board following a conversation on Twitter about encouraging more and better communication with residents about community-based events. Almost all events can be included in this new calendar. To be added to the calendar, events must take place in Wards 7 or 8 and be open to the general public. Events can be sponsored by the community or government and can include meetings, fairs, festivals, resident input sessions, and nonprofit fundraisers.
To be effective, the calendar needs information and users. Submitting event information is easy and the steps are detailed on the calendar page. People will use the calendar when they become aware of it and the role it plays in keeping residents in Wards 7 and 8 informed. If you have a blog or website, consider adding a link to the calendar.
There are other ways to tell your friends, clients, customers, members, and others about the Community Board. You can share the great news by word of mouth. You can also post this flyer in your waiting area or include it in a newsletter. Share other ideas in a comment, send us an email, or complete the anonymous survey.