Boulder City Launches Redesigned Website
BOULDER CITY – Visiting City Hall in Cyberspace just got a bit easier for those in Boulder City. The City of Boulder City has launched its redesigned website, the culmination of a seven-month effort to provide easier access with a cleaner, sleeker look.
“We worked very hard to incorporate what our residents told us they wanted from their City’s website,” said City Manager Al Noyola. “Our goal was to make it easier to navigate the site and enhance the communications between Boulder City residents and their local government without breaking the bank.”
The website is built on a design platform from CivicPlus, the leading U.S. government website provider with 3500 municipal customers worldwide. The platform has a mobile optimized design that ensures users can easily navigate and interact with content from any desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet, anytime and anywhere. CivicPlus offers the highest data security standards backed by a team of experts.
The process started with the hiring of Communications Manager Lisa LaPlante who was a team member of website redesigns in other communities. “The contract with CivicPlus allowed for a redesign at no additional cost if we waited until January 2019,” Lisa said. “I spoke with residents about their concerns and pulled together a team of staff members to make navigation more simple and the optics more visually appealing.” Frontline team members on the redesign include Brok Armantrout (Contracts Manager); Lorene Krumm (City Clerk); Michael Mays (Community Development Director); and Jennifer Rogers (Administrative Assistant, Fire Department). Nearly a dozen other staff members assisted in the process.
The redesign is expected to increase community involvement with offerings such as Audioeye, a service that allows those with visual impairments to more easily interact with the site and ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The City added the service for $3400 a year.
By making the City’s social media channels more readily accessible directly from the website, staff hopes to continue building a strong level of community engagement, openness and transparency.
To view the redesigned website, visit www.bcnv.org.