To meet the City Council goal of “consistently communicating information in a transparent manner,” the City contracted with CivicPlus to update and modernize the City’s site. CivicPlus, based in Manhattan, Kansas, provides website design and hosting services to over 2,000 municipalities across the country. Over the last six months, staff worked with CivicPlus on design and site optimization, data was migrated from the old site to the new site, and staff was trained on administering the new product.
The site provides many new amenities including improved search capabilities, the ability to sign up for targeted notifications through the Notify Me section, and a clearer organizational structure that allows users to better access information. Additionally, through a partnership with Montpelier Alive, the two organizations’ sites are mutually linked and searchable. Before year’s end Montpelier Alive will launch a sister site highlighting tourism and businesses in the Capital City.
“This modernized site will be a significant benefit to residents of and visitors to Montpelier as they look for information on city services and amenities available in our community,” said Mayor John Hollar today. “I encourage everyone to explore the site and sign up for Notify Me alerts to stay engaged.”