The City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the publication of a dedicated section on the City website for Spanish speakers. Tu Ciudad is a direct result of the City’s vision and commitment to One West Chicago from the 2016 Strategic Plan.
One West Chicago is a call to action to broaden participation in community leadership, invest in long-term relationships and form partnerships with all members of the West Chicago community to reinforce that there is One West Chicago, made stronger by its diversity.
Communication plays a vital role in forming partnerships and fostering civic engagement with community members. Tu Ciudad is an example of a number of tools City staff is utilizing to expand the City’s Strategic Communications Plan to reach Spanish speaking residents, business owners, and visitors.
Currently, staff, via the City’s social media sites, is inviting and directing residents to visit www.westchicago.org/tu-ciudad, which will continue to be updated with important messages and community issues in the future.
“This is a step towards bridging the communication gap that is often a barrier to civic participation and engagement in communities,” Community Outreach Specialist Adrian Marquez said. “Hopefully this will serve the need of the Latino community in West Chicago to receive City news and information in Spanish.”