TextMyGov gives GCS residents quick answers to most-asked questions

By Bruce Hope
Posted 12/2/20

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Anyone looking for answers to Green Cove Springs’ most frequently asked questions now has an easy way to get an answer.

The city is unveiling a new text called TextMyGov. …

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TextMyGov gives GCS residents quick answers to most-asked questions

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Anyone looking for answers to Green Cove Springs’ most frequently asked questions now has an easy way to get an answer.

The city is unveiling a new text called TextMyGov. It uses the regular messaging of a cellular phone to send questions and comments to the city.

TextMy Gov is easy to use for anyone because there is no app to download. Users can text directly to (904) 560-5116.

“The TextMyGov service is another step in the city’s desire to move closer to a Smart City,” said Steve Kennedy, Green Cove Springs City Manager. “As well as being transparent, informative, and efficient as we possibly can.”

The system can provide information on many city related items such as city events, city services, code violations and street maintenance issues. It can also provide updates and alerts for city announcements, storms and power outages in the area. Some of the information becomes automatically provided to the user when they sign up on the system to be alerted. To do so, users can text three keywords to the number 91896. GCSWEATHER, to receive weather notifications, GCSPOWER for power outage alerts and GCSCITY for city notifications.

Green Cove Springs Communications Coordinator Tiffanie Kelly worked to find the right platform to serve the needs of the community at the most reasonable cost to the city and most ease of use to residents or anyone else.

Other than the normal messaging rates of the user, the service is free and works via SMS (text messaging) from the user’s mobile phone.

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