City of Pascagoula Announces New App

From:  News Release   3/2/18   GCN

PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI – In an ongoing effort to improve methods of City communication and citizen engagement, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Pascagoula, through the Community Relations Department, are pleased to announce the development of a new smartphone app listed as “City of Pascagoula.”

“We are excited to release this new app to the community,” Mayor Dane Maxwell said. “We believe the app is a step in the right direction when it comes to instantly informing our citizens about news and events going on during the year right here in Pascagoula. One of the features the Council and I are extremely proud of is the ability to provide information on current projects and upgrades going on throughout in the City, as well as a user friendly means to send in concerns. With just the push of a button, you can get instant access on project locations, events, news, and more.”

Other features on the app include City Council meeting agendas, videos, museum and park locations, and bill pay. A list of all departments with addresses and phone numbers can also be found on the app.

“One of the features we wanted to provide to the public was the ability for citizens to report a problem in the City,” said Stephen Burrow, Councilman Ward 3. “With this app at your fingertips, you can now report a street light outage, drainage issue, pothole or any other item that needs attention. You can even upload a picture of it from your photo gallery.“

“The app provides so much information to the community,” said Tim Wall, Multimedia Specialist and developer of the app. “One of the features that we believe to be most beneficial is the ability to receive notifications of upcoming events and to view updates on City projects and road closures. We can even send out alerts in the case of emergency situations.”

The Mayor and City Council invite all Pascagoula citizens to visit their Apple or Google Play App Store and download the FREE app today. The app will be continually updated and improved upon, with more information added as this new citizen engagement feature matures.

For more information about this app, please contact Tim Wall at 228-372-6888.