From public safety announcements to a robust community calendar, AllenNews.org offers an easy way for residents to stay connected with their city.
The City’s news center site debuted in July, along with the redesigned CityofAllen.org. Allen recently acquired the URL “AllenNews.org” to make the site easier to find. The City already owns the URLs to AllenParks.org, AllenLibrary.org, AllenFire.org and AllenPolice.org.
Visitors to the site will discover an eye-catching banner advertising upcoming city events, along with graphic links to videos, weekly newsletters, public information requests and more. A menu bar offers easy access to Allen City TV videos, City publications and social media pages.
Continue scrolling to find city headlines, ranging from city council news to development announcements. Allen Police have used the site to solicit tips about persons of interest in local crimes. The City’s Water Conservation staff is currently sharing winter watering tips there.
One of the site’s most popular features is the road construction and traffic alerts. Nearly 200 people have subscribed to the email reminders since the launch of AllenNews.org. Visitors will also find a variety of calendars highlighting community events, public meetings and activities at Allen Event Center.
The City uses the site in conjunction with Facebook, Twitter and weekly e-newsletters to keep residents engaged in community news.