The Town of Franklin signed onto the Baker-Polito administration Community Compact program today in a ceremony at the Franklin Municipal Building. Franklin hosted today’s signing ceremony, which also include the Towns of Blackstone, Hopedale and Northbridge.
The Town of Franklin has signed on to embark on two projects:
EMS Pilot Initiative
The Town received a $25,000 grant to conduct an EMS Pilot initiative to study ways to improve public safety response systems for ambulance calls. The study will look to the town’s call volume and analyze alternative response methods to maximize ambulance availability for emergencies.
The study will be conducted by the Collins Center for Public Management at the John W. McCormack School for Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Civic Engagement Partnership
The Town Administration and other departments will be partnering with various state agencies to enhance customer service through a series of civic engagement best management practices from state agencies. This Partnership is augmenting the commitment from the Town of Franklin to enhance customer service through innovative technology and mobile features.
The program will be a 12-month cohort designed at building capacity in town operations on a variety of topics such as crisis communications, innovative social media techniques, e-permitting and much more. While there is no direct money associated with this phase of the compact, the town will be eligible for future rounds of technology state grant funding after completing the program.
|Lt. Governor Polito signing Compact with Town Administrator Jeff Nutting|
|Local and Elected Officials from Franklin, Blackstone, Hopedale and Northbridge|
Some additional info can be found in the Milford Daily News
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