With the New Year, the City of San Marcos launched a new communications campaign: ENGAGE San Marcos. Keep an eye out in mid-February for a newly redesigned city website at www.san-marcos.net. The City conducted extensive user surveys to analyze which of the website’s features are the most frequently used by residents, as well as what features residents most want to see added.

The redesigned website will have a more icon-oriented layout and will make the most popular pages easier to find on the front page. More streamlined department pages will make contact information more visible. The updated website will also include a new interactive map of parks and facilities and an online facility reservation feature. “The purpose of the next generation website is to help improve communication and increase online service delivery to residents,” said Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald.

The City of San Marcos is also launching an Instagram account in February. The City already actively participates on Facebook and Twitter, and aims to engage with a younger demographic via a new social media account.