Community Access Channels Discontinue

Douglas County Discontinues Community Access Channels
Posted on 05/04/2020
Douglas County Discontinues Community Access ChannelsMinden, NV- Douglas County recently completed a Communications Assessment survey to receive feedback on ways that the County can improve communications with the public. Based on public feedback, it was determined that Douglas County’s residents rely on a combination of social media, local media resources (mainly The Record-Courier) and the County website for information. Over 70% of participants were not aware of the Community Access Channels and over 35% identified Community Access Channels as “not important at all.” Just over 6% of participants noted that they watch the channels.

Based on public feedback, it is believed that an opportunity exists to connect with the County’s residents about the issues directly impacting them through alternative methods. Therefore, effective June 1, 2020, Douglas County will no longer utilize public funds to maintain these Community Access Channels.

“We will be further reviewing the data from Douglas County’s communications assessment and the citizen survey to further prioritize communication channels and prioritize the most effective way to continue to provide timely, and accurate information to the public,” said Melissa Blosser, Community Relations Manager and Public Information Officer.

Anyone with questions on the decision to discontinue the Douglas County Community Access Channels can contact the County Manager’s office by calling 775-782-9821 or emailing cmoffice@douglasnv.us.

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