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Posted on: September 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Website Recognized Among the Best of the Web

Best of the Web 2016 Finalist

James City County was chosen by the Center for Digital Government as a top ten finalist in the 2016 Best of the Web awards.

The annual awards recognize county, city and state governments for innovative, citizen-centric websites.

The award is a result of the new and improved website launched by the County on Jan. 4, 2016. The site focuses on mobile responsiveness, customization and efficiency.

The County’s website features:

  • Mobile responsiveness. The entire website is built to adapt to any device and platform. Use the website anywhere, anytime.
  • Improved search. An overhauled search engine features predictive search and more accurate results. Don’t know exactly what you’re looking for? That’s OK, new menus are designed to help you find the services you need in seconds.
  • Subscriptions. Subscribe to the news and services you care about and have notifications and reminders sent directly to your email or cell phone.
  • A customizable experience. Create a profile and tailor the website to your needs and interests.
  • Reduced paperwork. Many forms have been converted to electronic versions that are sent to the right person when submitted.
  • Openness and transparency. Search the new Document Center archives for old minutes, agendas, ordinances and more.
  • Shareability. See something you like on the website? Share any page, news item or event to social media with ease.
  • Increased accessibility for all. All content is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Everything on the website can be dictated with a screen reader. The website can also be translated in over 80 different languages.
  • A focus on local imagery. Photography showcases the County’s amenities and natural beauty.
  • More efficient government. Staff can update the website from home or in the field. New behind-the-scenes modules streamline dozens of everyday processes.

“Government websites have changed a lot over the past 20 years and so have citizen expectations,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s winners are well positioned to take up the challenge of a new era and lead the impending transformation toward more integrated, anticipatory and personalized electronic services.”

Learn more at the Center for Digital Government
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