Lafayette hopes social media will help expand its presence.
The city launched both Facebook and Twitter pages Tuesday.
Project Manager Jennie Peterson says the goal is to keep all residents better informed of the city’s happenings, business opportunities, and events.
Information Technology Department Systems Analyst Patty Payne believes using these online tools will help connect with younger residents.
She says more needs to be done to let young professionals know about some of the business and social opportunities happening in Lafayette and believe sites such as Facebook and Twitter will help make that connection.
Payne hopes to start city accounts with additional social media sites such as LinkedIn (linked-in) and YouTube in the future.