Mayor Robert Palmieri says since its inception in 2012, the city's Twitter account has over 8,800 tweets. more than Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Albany.

Palmieri says the account, administered by the Urban Renewal Agency, serves as a valuable tool to promote positive things going on in the community.

Mayor Palmieri stated, “Making government more open, transparent and accessible to our residents is a top priority of my Administration, and by fully utilizing social media and revamping our website we are operating the City in a manner consistent with 21st century technology.”

The Mayor continued, “If we want to attract the Nano wave, we must continue to demonstrate that Utica is technologically evolving and changing for the better.”

Utica's Twitter account has more then 4,800 followers.