For Immediate Release, Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Contact: Suzanne Parsons Stymiest @ 985-898-5243
Comprehensive Community Calendar!!
“In response to numerous citizen requests for a comprehensive community calendar, I am pleased to announce that one is now available on the St. Tammany Parish website,” announced Parish President Kevin Davis. “This is an invaluable tool for planning your weekends, tracking club meetings, government meetings or scheduling events for your non-profit organization.”
The calendar has been tested for three months and the early response has been higher than expected. “In the month of August, 4,056 unique visitors looked at events on the St. Tammany Parish calendar and 1,767 visitors downloaded an event to their Outlook calendar,” said Suzanne Parsons Stymiest, Director of Cultural & Governmental Affairs. “This is a tremendous response to a new service that hasn’t yet been well advertised.”
Government agencies, non-profit agencies, clubs, homeowner’s associations and other groups are encouraged to add their events to the St. Tammany Parish calendar by going to http://www.stpgov.org/cal-submit.php Citizens can also access the submittal page off the calendar page by clicking “Submit an Event.” Channel 10 monitors the internet posting to transfer to the television channel. St. Tammany Parish reserves all rights regarding website postings.
“The internet and great new software have given us the ability to make this service available to the community,” continued Davis. “It has been needed for many years. I encourage everyone to use the calendar to post events and search for events. The more it is used, the more valuable it will become. I invite other governmental and non-profit agencies to link to our calendar so that we can coordinate events across St. Tammany.”