COLUMBIA CITY â€” Mayor Ryan Daniel recently announced a new citizen engagement component for Columbia City, making it easy for citizens to stay connected to information concerning the city.
â€śWe are one of the few communities in the state to have something like this,â€ť said Daniel.
â€śRight now the (computer application) is only for the iPhone and iPad, but the Droid may be an option in the future as we see how this pans out.â€ť
According to a press release, the computer application, also known as an â€śapp,â€ť was recently designed by Austin Drummond, a Huntington University student.
It gives citizens an effective and easy way to access information about Columbia City.
â€śI am excited to provide a more-direct engagement tool for our citizens and visitors alike,â€ť said Daniel in the press release.
The free My Columbia City application will also be available in the Apple App Store, according to the press release.
â€śiPhone and iPad users can easily find the nearest park, report a pothole or graffiti, check the local weather or connect with local officials,â€ť said Terry Wherry, Communications Director in the press release.
â€śUsers will also be able to connect to the cityâ€™s Facebook and Twitter pages,â€ť Wherry continued.
â€śThis is a great tool for our citizens and I am proud to say that Columbia City is one of only a few communities in Indiana that have an official app.â€ť
According to the press release, city officials will be periodically updating the application and residents can link directly to it through the cityâ€™s webpage at www.columbiacity.net or Columbia Cityâ€™s Facebook page.