Oak Parkers have a new online destination for providing feedback on matters related to municipal government on the Village’s Engage Oak Park website at www.engageoakpark.com. Launched earlier this year, the site serves as a landing point for residents and other community stakeholders who wish to provide input, share ideas and influence policymaking related to various local issues. The site has attracted thousands of contributions on topics related to sustainability, traffic safety, equity and more. New projects are added regularly and visitors can browse completed projects. One-time registration is required to participate on the site in most cases. The registration requirement promotes accountability, encourages more thoughtful responses, ensures a broader set of backgrounds and perspectives are represented and allows participants to receive important updates on topics of their choosing.
Other ways to stay connected…Residents can stay up to date on the latest news and information from Village Hall by signing up to receive news from the Village via email and by following the Village’s social media channels. Residents are invited to sign up for weekly e-news alerts at oak-park.us/enews and follow the Village on Facebook (facebook.com/vopnews), X (twitter.com/vopnews), Instagram (instagram.com/oakparkil), YouTube (youtube.com/vopnews), and Threads (@oakparkil). Important information is also posted on the Village website at www.oak-park.us.