TextMyGov is a text message-based citizen engagement platform offered to the people of Elkader. There are two ways to use TextMyGov in Elkader: "Sign Up for City Alerts" or "Get Information".
Sign Up for City Alerts
Signup to receive city notifications via text message. Opt-into any of the following programs by texting one of the keywords below to 91896:
Chamber Notifications: ELKADERCHAMBER
Construction Alerts: ELKADERCONSTRUCTION
General Notifications: ELKADERGENERAL
Main Street Notifications: ELKADERMAINSTREET
Opera House Events: ELKADEROH
Police Department Notifications: ELKADERPD
Snow Alerts: ELKADERSNOW
After the initial keyword is sent, you will receive a confirmation message asking you to reply YES to verify opt-in. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your carrier for more details.
Reply STOP at any time to remove yourself from the notification list.
If you have questions about Elkader TextMyGov, contact City Hall.
Get Information & Report Issues
Select keywords can be texted to 563-766-7355 and automated replies are sent back to your smartphone.
These replies can be as simple as office hours for City Hall or a link to a City contact list on our website. Specific keywords will produce links to the website or the ability to report potholes, loose animals, or missed garbage directly to City staff 24 hours a day.
The citizens of Elkader will periodically see keywords in website posts and newsletters that, when texted to 563-766-7355, will offer additional information on given topics.
Text ‘Hi’ (no quotes) to 563-766-7355 to try TextMyGov for yourself.