Flagler’s New Website Is Local Government Website Competition Finalist

By on August 3, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County’s new website has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Savvy Awards competition.

The competition, sponsored by the national City-County Communications & Marketing Association, is set to announce the official award recipients at the City-County Communications & Marketing Association’s (3CMA) 29th Annual Conference on September 7.

“It is my pleasure to report that you and your community are a Finalist…and a candidate for one of three awards (Savvy, Silver Circle or Award of Excellence) in the category Digital Interactive – Overall Website,” said Scott Lehtonen, Executive Director, in an email to the County. “The program reflects the growing skills of communications professionals, as more and more local governments and agencies embrace and employ the concepts of enhanced marketing and communication with its citizens.”

Flagler County’s new website went live on March 1 of this year. In the 8 years since its last update, county leaders struggled to find the room in the budget to update. When the County switched to Revize, a government content management system company, the dream of updating the website became a reality. In the next 5 years, the County will save over $17,000 in maintenance fees and just over $11,000 by using Revize to redesign the website instead of the previous company.

Revize helped the County create the outline of the website and Flagler County’s Public Information Officer, Julie Murphy, filled the site with content and original photos. “We have a lot of good photographers who work for Flagler County, so it’s nice we don’t any canned photography on our website,” said Murphy.

The site redesign will attract visitors to learn more about what Flagler has to offer in terms of services and amenities.

“The website is now more aligned with our other websites for economic development and tourism,” said Craig Coffey, Flagler County Administrator. “Flagler County has a lot of wonderful things to celebrate and this gives us an opportunity to showcase what we have to offer. Staff has done an amazing job telling this story in a cutting-edge, yet affordable, manner.”

Photo courtesy of FlaglerCounty.org.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

 

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