ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Next year, the city will showcase its strongest features on its website as part of St. Clairsville's participation in a promotion through the National League of Cities.
Tuesday, CGI Communications visited the city building, and Mayor Robert Vincenzo recorded an introduction to the city and all it had to offer. He noted different facilities such as the architecture, the historic district, bikeway and community garden, along with attractions such as the yearly Jamboree in the Hills site.
"All these are areas very important to St. Clairsville an the surrounding areas," he said, emphasizing the quality of life.
A CGI?Communications employee, foreground, prepares to record a greeting from Mayor Robert Vincenzo, background, on behalf of the city of St. Clairsville as part of a promotion through the National League of Cities.
Vincenzo noted that other cities have similar promotional methods.
"I think most of the major cities have participated with this," he said, adding that he was familiar with Canton's website showcase. "They found it to be very beneficial to them."
The video of Vincenzo's introduction should appear on the city's website in March. Filmmakers will return during the summer to take additional footage of the city sites. The promotion is cost-free through the National League of Cities.
"This is something that was just kind of presented to us, this opportunity," said Brian Kralovic, Landscape and Grounds superintendent and GIS manager, adding that some residents of the area were not aware of what the city can offer and a web presentation could further educate them.
"It opens up the things within our own city," Vincenzo said. "People will find out what we have."
Vincenzo added that the surrounding area has seen an increase in traffic from the new industry, and St. Clairsville offers the combination of metropolitan convenience with a friendly community atmosphere.
"Everybody knows everybody," Vincenzo said, adding that the city intends to meet the changes brought on by influx of gas and oil business while retaining the community's character.
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