Village of Orland Park Launches New Website

Village of Orland Park Launches New Website
Posted on 09/11/2013

The Village of Orland Park’s website has a new look and a new address. The village’s revamped site at www.orlandpark.org went public at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 30. The site can also continued to be accessed at www.orland-park.il.us.

“The new site includes a number of improvements, including better search capabilities, a new alert for emergency or critical information notices and an improved calendar area that lists upcoming events,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin.

The navigation tools make it easier to find important information including direct access to recreational opportunities and special events, e-services for online services/bill pay, surveys, feedback and e-forms and photo galleries.

“We wanted to make the village’s revamped site more user friendly,” said Trustee Jim Dodge, chair of the village’s Technology, Communication and Community Engagement Committee. “More and more people are turning to their computers rather than picking up the phone to call so we want to be sure they had access to everything they need 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said.

Village staff will continue to add and organize material as the website is a fluid source of information for residents, visitors and businesses.

“When the new site opens, the cursor’s movement brings down a large mega-menu filled with options, all categorized according to whatever someone is looking for,” Dodge said. “It’s easy to use and a great way to learn about all that the village offers,” he said.

The drop down menu under the “How do I?” area of the opening page includes the “Notify Me” option where users can choose to be notified when new content is added to the site, including job openings, news releases, calendar items and other information.

Subscribers to the village’s previous website need not sign up again as the subscriptions have been transferred to the new site.

“The ‘Notify Me’ area lets people choose what information they want to receive,” McLaughlin said, adding, “Subscribers can sign up to be notified via email when information is added so they know about all that’s happening in the Village of Orland Park.”