Monday, September 19, 2011

City of Williams Lake launches new website/Social Media Tools

From the City of Williams Lake:

The City of Williams Lake is pleased to announce that its new website has been launched at

The new site is more visually striking, easier to navigate, and has several new features:

Public notices and “What’s New” are immediately accessible

“I Want to” shortcuts to common requests, such as “I want to appear before council” or “I want to find a bylaw”

Scalable fonts that allow easier reading

Contact City Hall

Weather information

In addition, the City has started a Twitter feed (@CityWL) and a Facebook page ( to allow improved and quicker
communication with the public.

These social media sites will feature media releases, Council Highlights, upcoming meetings of council, and other information updates. Please note neither staff nor elected officials cannot respond to or act on requests for service through social media.

“We’re very proud of the services our new website and social media tools will provide the public,” says Mayor Kerry Cook. “City information and services are now easier to find and to use, and our social media sites will allow for quicker information updates and open dialogue.”

As the website is new, improvements will be made on an ongoing basis. If you have suggestions or any inquires about the website or City social media tools, please e-mail

For more information please contact:

Ken MacInnis - Communications Coordinator
The City of Williams Lake
250 392-8488 or

Editor's Note - although I agree the new City of Williams Lake website is considerably better than its' predecessor, it is still lacking in two things:

1) Option to users to pay compliments to City Staff for something they did or lodge a general complaint about either a City Service or something that Council is working on
2) Option to display on the main page when you visit the City of WL website that tell users' what City Council, Committee of the Whole, Joint Committee or other Advisory Committee meetings are upcoming or cancelled for the week.  In fact, this is a common complaint I hear from the public that the City is not as proactive as it can be on this file.  

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