Vote for Your Favorite Firehouse
The City of Evanston is hosting its first-ever “What’s your Favorite Firehouse?” contest. Voting is open through January 1, 2013. Recently, city staff compiled some photos of Evanston's dedicated fire staff and the five different stations. Votes can be cast at www.engageevanston.org.
This year, the city is using a new online tool, MindMixer, to manage the voting process. MindMixer acts as a virtual town hall, allowing community engagement to happen online. This tool helps spur conversation and gets more residents involved in the discussion; helps implement ideas and offers constructive conversation; and helps to keep residents engaged. Participants in the online voting will be asked to create an account with MindMixer in order to vote.
The winning firehouse will be featured on the cover of the Evanston Fire Department Facebook page. The albums of the Fire Stations can be viewed at www.facebook.com/EvanstonFire. Residents can send their own pictures of firefighters or their local Fire Station to firstname.lastname@example.org, so they can be added the albums.