For Immediate Release
June 8, 2021
City of Opelousas Unveils Redesigned Website
(Opelousas, LA) –The City of Opelousas recently launched a redesign of its website to further the goal of improving access to city services and information for users. The redesigned site will also strengthen its online presence and create a more user-friendly experience. Some of the new enhancements include a clean, modern, responsive design, photo galleries, storyboards, and tools related to the historic district, such as a walking tour guide and maps.
“We are thrilled to launch the redesigned website and plan to build a stronger online tool for residents and visitors to access information and resources related to the city,” said Mayor Julius Alsandor. Funding for the project was made possible through a State Certified Local Government grant in the amount of $3,895 dollars awarded to Opelousas Tourism-Main Street. The grant is administered through the Louisiana Office of Historic Preservation and funded through the National Park Service.
The new site was developed by Kalaco Solutions, an Opelousas-based online marketing agency specializing in web design and management. “Of all of the websites I have created thru the years, the new website for Opelousas is one I enjoyed creating and one of my favorites. With Opelousas being a place that I love, creating the website makes it more special to me,” said Karen Lagrange Cox with Kalaco Solutions.
“The project will allow us to utilize an online platform to expand our reach in promoting and educating others about our city’s heritage and culture,” said Melanie Lebouef, City Tourism and Main Street Director.
Throughout the years, Opelousas Tourism has been awarded over $40,000 in Certified Local Grant funding which has helped to fund projects such as historic markers for downtown and Le Vieux Village, an early general store exhibit at Le Vieux Village, a zydeco panel exhibit, Historic District walking tour guides and street sign toppers and pedestrian kiosks.
You can view the redesigned website at www.cityofopelousas.com
Last modified: June 9, 2021