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Mr. Lutz is also very active in the community. He currently serves as President of Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. the local downtown development non-profit corporation and also is serving a two year term on the Troy (OH) City Schools Board of Education. By trade he is a grant writer and has had over 40 proposals funded, bringing in over $12 million in revenue for the community.
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The City of Piqua has placed a large emphasis on citizen engagement and employing technologies to connect with citizens. Our Public Works Department has deployed two smart phone applications. Fix 311 allows residents to report service needs, such as street light outage and pothole repairs in real time. Find a Park, helps visitors find city parks and the amenities provided at those facilities.
The City of Piqua was also the first city in the State of Ohio to adopt NextDoor, the social networking site for neighbors. The City of Piqua also uses the traditional social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and has a fully functional website.
Other independent organizations in the community are using technology to further their mission as well. The Piqua Area United Way, uses a new online volunteer management system to recruit, train and place volunteers in over a dozen human service agencies in the community. Mainstreet Piqua, Inc., the downtown development corporation, uses smart phone applications to help promote downtown businesses and provide information to tourists.
Most of the citizen engagement activities in the community of course happen face to face, the most well known being the Piqua Government Academy.
The Academy has had over 70 residents go through the program to get first hand experiences on how government works, from learning the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems of our utility systems or the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or the financial management tracking system we use (Springbrook), participants see and understand how the city uses technology to help the city run more efficiently.William Lutz shared this idea ·
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