The Village of Westmont works diligently to ensure good communication between your municipal government and the citizens of Westmont. Following are some of the mediums employed to assist with this effort.
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 as well as the programs and services of your municipal government.
Citizens are encouraged to sign up for NOTIFY ME to receive notifications for various website updates including new press releases, updates to the online village calendar, and more. Sign up for NOTIFY ME on the main page of the village website.
Westmont maintains an online website village calendar that highlights village and community meetings, special events, programs, and more. The calendar can be found on the homepage of the village website.
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 comprehensive calendar of local meetings and events. Each issues, the Village of Westmont produces 10 pages of municipal news including information about recent board actions, community events, village programs and services, economic development projects, village department news including updates from Community Development, Fire, Police, Public Works, and more. For more information, call Neighbors of Westmont at 630-995-3482.
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 presents 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. There are four separate Village accounts on Facebook: Administration, Fire, Police, and Public Works.