From 2011-2013, I worked with the Office of the President and the Bureau of Finance to produce the Preliminary Budget Town Hall, a big part of executing our strategy of government transparency. The town hall featured the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Budget Director, the Chief or Deputy Chief of Staff, and a moderator taken from Chicago media.
The event was promoted to the public 2 weeks in advance, in order to gather as many questions as possible. To further invite public interaction, we took questions from social media, and live-tweeted the event.
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January 26, 2016