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City of Las Vegas

is a Shorty Award finalist!

Official tweets from City Hall in #dtlv about the fabulous @mayoroflasvegas, #lvcouncil and all things #Vegas. Follows/RTs ≠ endorsement.

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Finalist in Government chosen by the community

Campaign Video by City of Las Vegas

The Shorty Interview with City of Las Vegas

Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?

We wish Mayor Goodman would join us on Twitter! Hopefully soon!

Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?


What was the funniest trend you've seen?

We love Jimmy Kimmel's "celeb mean tweets" segments.

What's the most memorable Snapchat you've ever received?

We don't use Snapchat, unfortunately!

View City of Las Vegas's complete Shorty Interview

Learn More about City of Las Vegas


The city of Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905, is home to nearly 600,000 residents and welcomes millions of tourists annually. The City uses social media sites to engage and interact with citizens and to better inform them while improving transparency. From emergency communication during last summer’s wildfires on nearby Mt. Charleston and a record-breaking monsoon season, to events with the city’s elected officials and promoting city news, they are using social media to not only keep the public well-informed but to share unique stories.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

Most government organizations only send out information and don’t ask for or want feedback. They continuously share new information not only on city-specific events but also what is happening in the community. Through tools like Twitter chats and a polling company called Wedgies, they ask citizens what they think and would like to see. They live-tweet major events like City Council meetings so constituents can stay better informed. They take advantage of real-time marketing opportunities, like Random Act of Kindness week and a local SNAP Experience through the food bank, to help tell residents stories about topics they are interested in and that are trending elsewhere. They also plan creative events, like a social media scavenger hunt to launch their new wifi network and hashtag challenge to benefit the local animal shelter, to help engage the public in fun, new ways. The biggest social media event to date was integrating social media into the Mayor’s annual State of the City address.

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @CityOfLasVegas for a Shorty Award in #government because they are connecting with people, REAL people.

February 18, 2014

#shortyawards @cityoflasvegas #government because they are a great partner to help promote events with.

February 18, 2014

#shortyawards @cityoflasvegas #government because I like to know what's going on in my city!

February 18, 2014

Can you nominate us for #socialmedia award? Tweet this (RTs dont count) --> #shortyawards @cityoflasvegas #government b/c (insert reason!)

February 18, 2014

#shortyawards @CityOfLasVegas #government I nominate them because their team is always looking for new ways to engage with the public.

February 18, 2014

#shortyawards @cityoflasvegas #government because I like to see what the mayor is up to

February 18, 2014

I nominate @cityoflasvegas for a Shorty Award in #government because I like to be kept updated with what is happening

February 18, 2014

I nominate @cityoflasvegas for a Shorty Award in #government because they are engaging through #socilmedia !

February 18, 2014

I nominate @cityoflasvegas for a Shorty Award in #government b/c they test, listen & repeat http://sos.me/bbWKi/_

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. The 7th annual ceremony will be held in April 2015 in New York City and live streamed internationally.

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