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ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The March issue of PM Magazine, published by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), features a cover story article by Alachua County Manager Randall H. Reid and City of Gainesville Manager Russ Blackburn entitled “How the Worst Publicity Can Bring out the Best in a Community”.
The article chronicles the events surrounding the threatened Koran burning by the Dove Outreach Church and the communitywide response.
Reflecting on the experience Reid and Blackburn wrote, “ In a new world dominated by social media and diversifying religious demographics, Gainesville, Florida, learned firsthand how quickly a provocative media posting and threatened images of intolerance can simultaneously become the flashpoint of an international incident and bring a diverse community together.”
To view the PM Magazine article click here.
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