Steps for Residents & Consumers

Be in the Know and Better Organized

1. Join CitySpokes

This step only takes seconds. We ask only for your name, your Default City and County. This determines which city and county services will be available to you.

We will send you an email from which you need to open and click the validate link so we know you are really you, and you are good to go.

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2. Set Filter Preferences

When you go to the Home Page of your city or county, 6 of our most popular Filters are displayed. To see the rest, click the graphic "View All Website Filters," and click the ones you would like to visit.

You can customize your Home Page with your own Filter preferences by selecting those you prefer to see using your Member Dashboard. You can change your selections whenever you like.

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3. Add Quick Links to Other Cities & Counties

Customize your CitySpokes Home Page by adding Quick Links to other cities and counties. By doing so, you can quickly switch to any city or county in the nation.

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4. Use EctoMemory to Organize Your Information into a Searchable Knowledge Base

Using EctoMemory, organize for quick recall the day-to-day information you come across that you would like to keep track of. In CitySpokes you can preserve many different kinds of helpful information--and find it later.

Enter interesting websites, phrases in books or articles, neighborhood information, family names, birthdays, appliance repair history, your vegetable planting history, a relative's place of employment, etc.

When you want to retrieve some piece of information, use the searchable form to search for text itself or your own comments about it.. When the list of matching results appears, select and click.

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5. View Business Postings

Read the latest News Items, Specials, Events and Help Wanted Ads posted by local businesses and organizations. With the Covid-19 pandemic right now, and the various phases businesses are going through, you will discover what each business is doing to provide the safest possible environment, as well as what expectations they have for customers that come into their store.

Also, take advantage of the Specials, know about the Events ahead of time instead of afterwards, and find that perfect new job.

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6. Use the Free Educational Programs for Self-Motivated Learning

Tired of having to nag and argue with your children to learn? Now you can help your children improve their math skills with MathForPrizes. No need to constantly remind them -- just set the prize, number of problems and number of minutes and leave them alone to practice and eventually win the prize. Other games include state capitals, American history, foreign languages, and many more. Also check out the prizes offered by local businesses for additional inducements..

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7. Submit Merchant Requests for Products or Services

Do you need something, but you're not sure which business to call? Enter your request, add an optional picture to help clarify if necessary, select the appropriate Business Category, and we will send an email to all businesses that have indicated their interest in receiving requests from residents.

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8. Submit Government Questions for Information

Are you ever driving around, or walking through the streets of your city or county, and see something you think needs to be fixed? Or have you every wondered what the status of a government project was? If so, you can submit you messages to your local government officials through CitySpokes, including a picture if you think that would clarify your message, and then wait for your answer.

You might have seen a streetlight out, or a pothole in a road, or maybe you wondered what the plans were for replacing that bridge. Now you can get the answers to your questions. And if the government official is seeing a trend in questions, chances are more people than you have the same question, and the government official could add a Frequently Asked Question to their City or County website within CitySpokes.

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9. Post Yard Sales

Post your Yard Sale for Free, listing the items you will be selling, which then become searchable in our For Sale Specialty Website..

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