Communication is important to the Village of Westmont. It is our goal to provide clear and accurate information to our citizens in a timely manner. We encourage residents to actively seek out the information that we provide so that people can stay up to date regarding current news, programs, events and more.
The Village of Westmont website is the single best source for municipal news for Westmont citizens and businesses. The Village of Westmont website is a comprehensive information resource for citizens who want to learn more about our community. Check out the NEWS page for all of our current press releases. The Village maintains an online calendar that highlights village and community meetings, special events, programs, and more. The calendar can be found on the homepage of the village website.
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The Village of Westmont publishes a twice-a-month e-newsletter, which is sent out via email to residents who have signed up to be in the distribution list. The e-newsletter provides residents with up-to-date information regarding programs, services, events, and more. Citizens can sign up via our Village of Westmont e-newsletter online form.
Neighbors of Westmont Magazine is an independent publication that is produced six times a year and delivered to every home and business in Westmont via the U.S. Postal Service. The magazine features local news from various public agencies and community organizations as well as features a calendar of local meetings and events. Each issue, the Village of Westmont produces 10 pages of municipal news including information regarding recent board actions, community events, village programs and services, economic development projects, and more.
The Village of Westmont publishes a bi-monthly publication, The Westmont Word, that is another communication tool for residents and guests to reference to keep informed of current events. This two-page newsletter features community projects and events in Westmont. Printed copies of The Westmont Word can be found at the Village Hall, Westmont Library, and Westmont Centre. PDF copies of The Westmont Word are posted on the Village Website.
Village and Community Meetings & Events
Live Streaming & Recordings
The Village of Westmont was one of the first communities in the Chicagoland area to air public meetings live on cable TV as well as record and play back these presentations throughout the week. This specific effort to ensure government transparency started in the 1980s.
The Village of Westmont typically airs live Village Board Meetings as well as meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Additionally, the Village partners with Community Unit School District 201 to record and play back their meetings as well. Meetings air live and play back on Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. The Village of Westmont also streams meetings live as well as posts recordings of past meetings on the Village of Westmont YouTube Channel.
The Village of Westmont utilizes various social media platforms to help keep citizens abreast of municipal news, events and programs. If citizens use any of these social media apps, they can link to the accounts managed by the Village of Westmont.
- Facebook - Village of Westmont
- Facebook - Westmont Police Department
- Facebook - Westmont Fire Department
- Nextdoor - Village of Westmont
- Twitter - Village of Westmont
The folklore of the phrase "Westmont is the Bestmont" suggests that after Westmont High School was established in the 1970’s, the newly created Westmont Sentinels sports teams would play against other local communities, such as Lemont, so some of the students would claim that the unofficial title of "Bestmont" would go to the "mont" community that won the game. The "Bestmont" moniker resurfaced in a big way around 2016, and the families of CUSD201 really embraced the theme.
In 2018, the Westmont Branding Committee met with Westmont students to talk about ways to promote the community, and the idea of creating a "Westmont is the Bestmont" contest was launched. The community was asked to express their passion for the community using their medium of choice. More than 40 people participated in the contest and all of the entries were recognized and celebrated at a Westmont Village Board meeting on March 14, 2019. All of the visual art submission can be found in our Westmont Photo Gallery.