Village Website Offers Email Subscriptions

Village Website Offers Email Subscriptions
Posted on 12/12/2008

Area residents interested in keeping up with all of the latest news in Orland Park will want to consider the village's "notify me" email subscriptions on its website at www.orland-park.il.us.

"The response to the village's new website has been very positive since it debuted in March of this year," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "The site gives 24 hours access to local government, is very user friendly and a great source of village related information," the mayor added.

During its first year of public viewing, the village's website was visited 351,456 times with 3,302,138 page views. A majority of the visits, 89%, are from North America with 11% coming from other countries.

Those wanting to subscribe when specific information is posted may click the "E-Services" tab at the top of the home page, followed by the "Notify Me" option from the drop down menu.

"A number of village departments have set up notify options, enabling visitors to sign up for when new information is added to the village's site," said MIS Manager Mary Klinger, adding that all email addresses are kept confidential.

Email notices are available for Sportsplex specials, Recreation Department information, volunteer opportunities, bid postings, job openings, the village calendar, news releases and more.

"It's a sizable list that people can scroll through, looking for what they want to receive notices for when new information is posted on the website," Klinger explained. "And, if visitors decide that they no longer want to receive notices, they can unsubscribe very easily," she added. Klinger noted that subscribers' email addresses are kept confidential, that the village does not sell or share subscribers' email addresses.

"This is a great service for people who may not have the time to look up what they're interested in," McLaughlin said, adding, "The website's automated system will email the information --- all you have to do is sign up."