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Town receives e-Government Award

Date: 4/23/2009

The Board of Selectmen announces that East Longmeadow has been awarded a 2009

e-Government Award from Common Cause Massachusetts for its municipal Web site. The e-Government award was given to East Longmeadow in honor of its efforts to make government more accessible via the Internet.

Selectman Jack Villamaino said, "In the past two years, East Longmeadow has made a lot of progress in making local government as accessible as possible. Our website features meeting agendas, minutes and contact information. We hope to soon be televising all our executive board meetings as well. The Board of Selectmen is glad that our town has been recognized for its efforts."

To qualify for an e-Government Award, a town or city must post their governing body's agenda and minutes, budget information, general by-laws, and -- if applicable--their town meeting warrant and results. As of April 1st, East Longmeadow is 1 of 118 communities to receive this award in 2009.

East Longmeadow was further recognized with distinction 1 of 51 communities to earn this designation-for also providing on-line archived governing board agenda and minutes, zoning by-laws, school committee agendas and minutes, agendas and minutes for an additional board or committee, and a calendar with all public meetings.