Timothy Martin leads the Office of Citizen Engagement for the City of Roanoke, Virginia. Since 2013, Timothy has overseen the day-to-day management of the city’s main social media pages and advises social media managers in other departments across the city.
Since joining the city and introducing new approaches, Roanoke’s Social Media following has reached unprecedented heights. With a population of 98,000, Roanoke has amassed more than 180,000 followers on its 43 social media pages combined. The main “City of Roanoke, Virginia – Communications” Facebook page has more than 80,000 followers. Over the last two years, the city has won six social media awards, including three Savvy awards from 3CMA. In January of 2015, Timothy led the implementation of the city’s first ever Social Media Center at roanoke.uberflip.com.
Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Radford University. Prior to joining the city, Timothy spent seven years as an anchor and reporter for WFIR Talk Radio, in Roanoke. Timothy also serves as an advisor for the Government Social Media Organization (GSMO).