Floyd Democrats elect 2021-23 officers: The Floyd County Democratic Party recently held elections for their executive committee for 2021-23. Benjamin Amis will serve as chair. Other officers are Tom Lindsey, Vice-Chair of Membership and Campaigns; LaTonya Burrell, Vice-Chair of Programs; Ranesia Johnson, Vice-Chair of Finance; Tina Bucher, Communications Director; Jim Watkins, Secretary; and Sarah Egerer, Treasurer.
Amis has been involved with Democratic politics for the last 15 years and most recently served as Vice-Chair of Finance for the local party. He also serves as Vice-President of Membership for the Young Democrats of Georgia. In looking toward his term as chair of the local party, Amis says, “We’ve seen a lot of changes in Georgia this last cycle, and I’m eager to continue growing our party, engaging on the issues, and supporting the policies that will improve the lives of my neighbors here in Floyd County.”
The City of Rome is proud to announce that Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful has received the Keep America Beautiful Innovation Award.
Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful looked for creative ways to reach local youth due to having limited access to schools because of the pandemic. KRFBroadcast was launched and leveraged social media in order to connect with local youth and families. KRFB intern staff member, Ross Bryant developed a series of animated social media video shorts that were published weekly to generate frequency in messaging, while appealing to a younger audience.
Six videos were produced over a two month timeframe. Each video features an animated version of Ross (wearing a mask to be relevant) sharing on a range of topics from the environment to sustainability. The animated graphics included recognizable local landmarks, fun facts, and event information that resonated well with the weekly audiences. The project also worked well to share timely information concerning topics that needed to be addressed during COVID-19.
The KRFBroadcast videos have reached 2,799 viewers since their inception in early September 2020. Viewership encompassed community members who were already actively following the KRFB Facebook page, or who had seen a shared post of the videos. Facebook insights revealed that the series was effective in reaching a new, younger audience. KRFB followers typically fall in the 35-44 age category, but reach and engagement for the series videos increased with younger audiences in the 18-24 and 25-34 age ranges.
To view the animated series, visit the Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful Facebook page and click videos located at https://www.facebook.com/