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Village of Addison
Assistant Village Manager
Human Resources ................... 630-693-7504
Water Billing .............................. 630-693-7570
Village of Addison eNewsletter
From the Desk of
Communication between the Village and our residents is always a priority. This holds even more true during an emergency.
Whether an incident affects a neighborhood or our whole community, our staff is trained to not only handle the emergency, but to effectively communicate what is happening, what is being done to solve it, and what residents can do in the meantime.
In these situations, information is put on our cable television channels, our website, and lighted sign in front of Village Hall.
We have now added another method of communication, that can be literally delivered to our residents' fingertips. We have recently contracted with Code Red, a service that will allow us to send an automated message to residents in a brief amount of time.
These messages can be sent via recorded phone message, text message and email. What's more, the messages can be sent to our entire community, or in the case of smaller incidents, targeted to a small geographical region. This is useful in the case of situations like watermain breaks or gas leaks, which affect a particular neighborhood.
Landline phone numbers affiliated with Addison addresses are already registered in Code Red's database. However, residents are encouraged to register additional information such as cell phone numbers and/or email addresses. This is especially important for families who no longer have a landline.
This information can be registered with Code Red here. You will be asked to verify your address, and be sure that it is accurate on a map. If there is an incident in your neighborhood, you will receive messages in whichever fashion you request – voice, text and/or email. Rest assured that this private information is not shared with anyone else and is secure.
In the near future, a "test" message will be sent out to our residents via Code Red. Landline phones as well as anyone who has already registered other phone numbers and addresses in the database will receive the message.
After that, I sincerely hope this is a service we won't need to use often. But if we do, it will be a valuable new tool in communicating urgent information.
Michealeena Cairo has worked in the Village for eight years. She worked as a Transcriptionist in the Police Department for six years; in Purchasing for 1-1/2 years; and is now the Administrative Secretary for both the Director and Deputy Chiefs in the Police Department.
Her job includes assisting with administrative tasks, such as scheduling, file maintenance, purchasing, correspondence, and taking minutes for the Finance & Policy Committee and Special Events Commission.
Michealeena enjoys singing in a choir in Lincoln Park (Alegrezza), yoga, trying new restaurants, and especially, loves playing with her cat, Melrose.
'Ask Mayor Veenstra' Live Aug. 4
Mayor Rich Veenstra will answer questions from residents Monday, Aug. 4, when he makes his monthly appearance on Addison Community Television's "Ask Mayor Veenstra" program.
Tune in to the live broadcast at 6 p.m. and call the phone number on your screen to speak with the mayor about a question or concern.
Or email your question before or during the program to AskMayorVeenstra@addison-il.org.
Addison Community Television can been seen on Comcast Cable Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and is streamed online here.
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