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List Philosophy

The City of Abilene wants to provide the citizens of Abilene with the most timely and accurate City-related information available in the manner in which our citizens find to be the most useful. To meet that objective electronically, we provide information delivery via postings to this website, and also in the form of email sent to the subscribers of one or more of our announcement style mailing lists.

We recognize that email can be abused. Although "junk mail" or "spam" has been defined in a number of ways, we believe the key to defining the nature of mailings has more to do with whether or not the recipient actually requested the mailings than the email's content. We want to be sure that the recipients of our mailings have verifiably asked for the information we send to them.

Our mailing lists are "double opt-in" style lists, meaning:

  1. You must initiate the sign-up process to subscribe, and
  2. You must confirm your intent to subscribe to a list before you will receive any mailings from us.

The one-time sign-up process is surprisingly easy to accomplish. The method that we use establishes that you've actually requested mailings from us, and it protects your City of Abilene from accusations of "spamming."

If you'd like to receive mailings from the City, you can subscribe at any time to any (or all) of the lists you choose below. You can easily unsubscribe at any time in a matter of minutes.

Your email address is only used by authorized City employees in order to facilitate the delivery of mailings for the lists to which you're subscribed. We do not share your address with anyone outside of the City of Abilene.

Our mailing lists are "Announcement" style lists, meaning that mailings to subscribers are only sent by the list owner (or a designated alternate). Subscribers cannot post to a list, and as a subscriber, you will not receive email from other subscribers.

Instructions

How to Subscribe

To subscribe to any list, simply send an empty email (no subject line required) to

< list name >-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us
(e.g., crimereport-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us).

Clicking one of the "Subscribe" links provided below will launch a new message in your email client (such as Outlook). All you need to do is send the message.

Next, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm that you'd like to subscribe to the list. On that message, click Reply, and then Send. Finally, you'll receive an email welcoming you to the list. That's it!

How to Unsubscribe

Unsubscribing is just as easy as subscribing. Should you decide that you want to stop receiving messages from a City of Abilene list to which you're subscribed, you can easily cancel the subscription at any time. You can unsubscribe from any list simply by sending an empty email (no subject line required) to

< list name >-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us
(e.g., crimereport-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us).


Clicking one of the "Unsubscribe" links provided below will launch a new message in your email client (such as Outlook) to help facilitate the unsubscribe process. All you need to do is send the message.

Next, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm that you'd like to unsubscribe from the list. On that message, click Reply, and then Send.

Finally, you'll receive an email confirming that you've been removed from the list. You'll no longer receive mailings for that list.

Note that you can use these same procedures to subscribe or unsubscribe from any or all of the mailing lists offered by the City. Each list is independently operated, so you will need a separate subscription (or termination of subscription) for any given list.

If You Use Web Mail

If you use any form of web mail (such as the Outlook Web Access, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.), you'll need to copy the email addresses beside the Subscribe or Unsubscribe links below. Paste into the To: field of a new email message.

Lists


Last updated: April 5, 2012


Abilene Building Inspection

List Name: bldginspinfo

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur

Owner: Van Watson, Building Inspection Division

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive information regarding code updates, changes in building laws, ordinances, procedures, and upcoming events and continuing education.

Subscribe   bldginspinfo-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   bldginspinfo-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Abilene Police Department Crime Report

List Name: crimereport

Frequency: Weekdays

Owner: George Spindler, Public Information Officer

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive information regarding crimes that have occurred in Abilene within the last 24 hours.

Subscribe   crimereport-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   crimereport-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Abilene Roundup Newsletter

List Name: abileneroundup

Frequency: Monthly

Owner: Leah Mazzarelli, Communications & Media Relations Office

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive a monthly citizen newsletter that contains information about City of Abilene events, programs, and services. Note: this is a Constant Contact list, so subscribers can unsubscribe using SafeUnsubscribe® from links within every newsletter.
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City of Abilene News Release List

List Name: news

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur

Owner: Leah Mazzarelli

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive City news releases (information about City of Abilene services, events, programs, etc.) generally intended for use by members of the media to be published or broadcast for the public. Under normal circumstances, subscribers may receive two or three emails per day. When the City needs to communicate emergency information with the public, subscribers could receive 20-30 emails in a day.

Subscribe   news-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   news-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Neighborhood Watch

List Name: neighborhoodwatch

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur, or as needed to disseminate information to Watch groups

Owner: Sgt Craig Jordan, Responsive Intelligence Division

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive information related to Neighborhood Watch activities, upcoming events or meetings, and crime-related issues of which neighborhood watch groups need to be aware.

Subscribe   neighborhoodwatch-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   neighborhoodwatch-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Notice of Meetings for City Council and City Boards

List Name: agendas

Frequency: Periodic, as Council and boards meet

Owner: Danette Dunlap, City Secretary

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive notification of posted Notice of Meetings for City Council and other City Boards. The notices of meetings are posted for 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Subscribe   agendas-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   agendas-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Planning

List Name: planning

Frequency: Periodic, as needed to disseminate information to interested groups or individuals -- see synopsis

Owner: Jon James, Planning and Development Services

Synopsis: Subscribers to the Planning list will receive one or more updates per month on development related issues in Abilene including links to specific information on the Planning Web page for such things as Planning and Zoning Commission, Landmarks Commission and Board of Adjustment agendas, minutes, packets and related items. The monthly mailing may also include a “newsletter” describing recent and upcoming Planning activities, changes to development regulations or processes, and other general information of interest regarding urban planning.

Other periodic mailings will be sent to notify subscribers of specific events such as special meetings and public hearings regarding Planning-related items, surveys pertaining to Planning issues, and other opportunities to participate in the Planning process.

Each email will also contain standard subscribe and unsubscribe information and contact information.

Subscribe   planning-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   planning-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Purchasing

List Name: purchasing

Frequency: Periodic, as needed to disseminate information to interested groups or individuals -- see synopsis

Owner: Melissa Denson, Purchasing Division

Synopsis: Subscribers to the Purchasing list will receive periodic notices regarding bidding opportunities for various projects and programs of the City of Abilene.  Note that bid notices are not categorized, and therefore subscribers will receive all notices sent regardless of request type.

Other periodic mailings may be sent to notify subscribers of specific events such as the posting of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI).

Each email will also contain standard subscribe and unsubscribe information and contact information.

Subscribe   purchasing-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   purchasing-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Recreation

List Name: recreation

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur

Owner: Jeff White, Recreation Administrator

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive information related to Recreation Division including upcoming events, classes and programs.

Subscribe   recreation-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   recreation-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Seniors Services

List Name: seniors

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur

Owner: Jeff White, Senior Services Administrator

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive information related to Senior Services Division including upcoming events, classes and programs.

Subscribe   seniors-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   seniors-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us


Severe Weather Notification

List Name: severeweather

Frequency: Periodic, as events occur, or as needed to disseminate severe weather information to City employees and citizens

Owner: Jim Bryan and Barbara Boen, City of Abilene Office of Emergency Management

Synopsis: Subscribers to this email list will receive notification about forecasted or observed severe weather to enhance their safety.

Subscribe   severeweather-subscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us

Unsubscribe   severeweather-unsubscribe@ci.abilene.tx.us