Cedar Park launches community engagement website


The City of Cedar Park is asking its residents to weigh in on the future of the city through a new website, www.imaginecedarpark.com, which launched April 8.

The website allows residents to provide feedback about parks, transportation, future land use, economic development and other topics.

“Cedar Park has long been a ‘planning city’ and our new Comprehensive Plan will be the City Council’s road map for years to come,” Mayor Matt Powell said. “I encourage residents to actively participate and help us determine what’s next for our city.”

Similar to social networking sites such as Facebook, residents can add ideas to different topics and comment on others’ ideas. The site also measures and tracks participation to identify the most interested citizens and most compelling topics.

The new community engagement campaign is part of the city’s comprehensive planning process, led by a group of citizen volunteers on the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. The committee meets monthly to develop a blueprint for future decision-making.

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Emilie Lutostanski
Emilie reported on education, business, city and county news starting in 2009. After a stint as a radio reporter and writing for the Temple Daily Telegram, she joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2011. In 2013 she was promoted to editor of the Cedar Park | Leander edition, covering transportation, development, city and education news. In February 2015 she advanced her passion for online media and was promoted to manage digital content, metrics analytics, and quality assurance as well as branding and social networks in various inaugural roles at the company, including community manager and digital managing editor. Most recently in 2017, Emilie expanded her responsibilities to include sales support as Community Impact's first digital product manager. She oversees digital product development, enhancement, and monetization strategies; online content innovation, processes and efficiencies; and company-wide training for Community Impact's digital offerings.
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