- Imagine if the leaders and elected officials of the City of Mountain Home cared enough to advertise, write about, and disseminate information about the biggest darn event of the year called Air Force Appreciation Day or AFAD.
- Imagine if AFAD, and the biggest/largest/most floats parade in Idaho was going to be on Saturday September 7th, 2013.
- Imagine if the City of Mountain Home website found at http://www.mountain-home.us didn't have a single story, event calendar entry or anything other than small paragraph on a back page.
Air Force Appreciation day is a huge annual event for the City of Mountain Home. This parade is the largest parade in Idaho and kicks off a day long celebration to honor our entire military and those stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
- Imagine if the date was September 6th, 2013 and not some “Back to the Future” date in the 1980's.
- Imagine if the City of Mountain Home bought a $3,500 website 14 months prior or in July 2012...that's 2012!
- Imagine if that $3,500 website went active in November 2012 and the City of Mountain Home still hasn't figured out why they should actually post news and information on it.
- Imagine if someone thought placing a “good news story” on the front page of the City of Mountain Home website after all the bad news wildfire destruction stories the Main Stream Media has been writing and posting on their websites for the last 30 days was a good idea.
- Imagine if a rumored 600 pound gorilla sat in a storage closet in some City of Mountain building containing, get this...600 pounds of marketing brochures bought and paid for by taxpayers.
- Imagine if an elected city official and a major department head from the City of Mountain Home could be heard saying, “Our first stop when researching a possible vacation destination is that city's website”.
- Imagine if a City of Mountain Home, Idaho elected official was heard saying they don't want any more tourists in this area as it's too crowded already.
Recently it has been crowded with people fleeing the massive wildfires in the area, so elected official should be careful of what they wish for and just who they represent.
- Imagine if someone offered to write stories and posts events on a part time basis for a reasonable hourly wage for the City of Mountain Home. And imagine if that offer was ignored in June and July of 2013.
- Imagine if the highest elected City Official was asked via e-mail why the City of Mountain Home website didn't have any mention of the 2013 Air Force Appreciation Day events and he said:
“Tim thanks for your comments and you are right we did drop the ball. The City will take corrective action.”
- Imagine if that offer “to write stories and posts events on a part time basis for a reasonable hourly wage for the City of Mountain Home” wasn't ignored. Do you think I would have “dropped the ball” as the City of Mountain Home did? Do you think my corrective action would have looked like:
This was the corrective action!
September 6, 2013 by jmcdaniel
Air Force Appreciation Day is Saturday, September 7th! The parade starts at 10:30am and ends at Carl Miller Park where the festivities begin. Join Mountain Home in celebration of our military and community!
- Like I asked above...Imagine if the City of Mountain Home, Idaho cared?