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Florence mayor sends email updates to residents

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Every Friday, Mayor Mickey Haddock sends out a mass email to all who sign up. Every Friday, Mayor Mickey Haddock sends out a mass email to all who sign up.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The city of Florence is keeping up with advances in technology.

Mayor Mickey Haddock is finding new ways to keep communication lines open between city officials and residents.

Every Friday, he sends out a mass email to all who sign up. Those emails include current issues and happenings in and around the city.

Haddock only started these emails a few months back and now has more than 8,000 recipients on their weekly blast.

City officials are also working with students at UNA's marketing program to help create a five to 10 year plan for the city.

The mayor said after they discuss the plans with the students, he hopes to launch a Facebook page, Twitter account, and eventually a mobile phone app.

With the constant increase in technology, Haddock said it is important to continue to meet the needs of the community and to allow them to have a voice and to know exactly what's happening in their city.

"We need to do the things that we can do to communicate with the public. We need to do the things that we can do to allow the public to stay in that fast paced life that we have now," Haddock said. "We seem to do everything on a mobile device, and we need to provide that service to them."

"I like it. I actually get the email," said Andrew and Tammy Stromer, Florence residents. "It's good to see the different things that are happening in the city and everything and keep you up to date."

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