Bayfield County Administrator Mark Abeles-Allison reported that “the new site offers citizens an easier way to do business with the County. The site will make accessing meeting agendas, minutes and board meeting audio files easier via the web. In the year ahead the county plans to add more functionality to the site including online permitting and camp site registration. The new site is easier to use for staff, this will result in more postings while the automatic transfer feature to social media such as Facebook and Twitter will increase exposure. A huge pat on the back goes out to the County I.T. Department, Paul Houck, Dag Bystrom and AJ Van Beest for work on the project.”
The website www.bayfieldcounty.org just underwent a lengthy 6 month re-design process that involved several staff and CivicPlus, the a leading government website provider. The website now has enhanced functionality, as well as a cleaner, easier layout to navigate.
Citizens and their local government will be able to find information using the large site search at the top of the page. Intuitive menus and new features will make information access much easier. New modules now available include:
• Notify Me: an automated email and text message notification system that allows citizens to subscribe to different topics and groups to receive regular updates on meetings and news from public boards and commissions and county departments;
• Calendars: Comprehensive and searchable. Listing government meetings, community events, and other important dates, organized into easily accessible categories.
• Agenda Center: This is an easy way to find any agendas and minutes
New content and interactive options will continually be incorporated into the site after the initial launch.
The new website will allow Bayfield County to increase its community engagement and enhance the communication between residents and the local government.