Gadsden launches TextMyGov platform to inform residents


The City of Gadsden recently launched a new smart text messaging service through a partnership with technology firm TextMyGov. Local residents will receive important notifications from the city and ultimately can text the city’s phone number to find information quickly.

“We are excited about this new way of communicating with residents,” said Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford. “We look forward to sharing essential city updates and information as citizens receive their news in more ways than ever. We see this as just one more tool to help get the word out about what’s going on in Gadsden. Soon, we’ll also launch our City of Gadsden app, offering residents even more ways to receive information and help us improve the city.”

The City of Gadsden has launched the messaging system to the public, meaning that many residents will receive an initial text message from 91896 from the City of Gadsden. Recipients can choose to opt out at any time by texting “STOP.”

Anyone who did not receive the initial message can opt-in by texting the keyword “GADSDENINFO” to the number 91896.

After sending the initial keyword, residents will be asked to reply “YES” to confirm opt-in. Residents may receive notifications for road closures, service interruptions, special events, general city updates, and more.

Residents can also find information 24/7 by texting one or two keywords to 256-413-5333.

Residents can find information about City Hall, reporting issues, city forms, permits, jobs, events, etc. To start, text “Hi” to the City’s TextMyGov number 256-413-5333.

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