City of Galena

New City of Galena Website Now Live

April 1, 2024

The City of Galena, Illinois is excited to announce that its new website is now live for the public at The new website is the product of collaboration between Global Reach Internet Productions of Ames, Iowa and City of Galena staff. With the design focused on making public information easily accessible, citizens, visitors and other users will find the new website familiar, easy to navigate, and with enhanced features.

New features:

  • Homepage link to City social media, including a new City of Galena Facebook page

  • Homepage links to recently implemented livestreams of public meetings

  • Sign-up options for text and or email alerts of emergency notifications, public meetings, and/or general announcements

  • Updated forms and applications with the most popular forms fillable and submittable through the website

  • Enhanced online reservation module for facilities such as Turner Hall and park pavilions

  • City calendar now searchable by topic

  • Submit questions or requests directly from homepage

  • Quick access “How Do I” page with information on common questions and topics

  • Photo listings of all city board members and employees

  • Four live cams (two of Main Street and two of Highway 20)

  • Optimized content to display on mobile devices including phones and tablets

Useful features carried forward from old website:

  • Easy registration for CodeRed emergency and general notification system

  • Online payment of bills and fines

  • One click conversion of the website from English to Spanish

  • Complete searchable access to the Galena Code of Ordinances

  • Years of archived agendas and minutes from City Council, Historic Preservation Commission, and Zoning Board meetings

  • Posting of all bids and requests for proposals

  • News entries of important local information

  • RSS feeds on certain content

  • Compatible with all major browsers

The new website is fully compliant with personal data security and financial data security standards (GDPR and PCI).

The City encourages residents to tour the new website and recommends subscribing to CodeRed for city county general and emergency messages. Residents are also encouraged to subscribe to Alerts as a method of staying informed about local news.

Questions about the new website may be directed to Facilities Manager, Hillary Dickerson, at or 815-777-1050.

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