Williamsburg recognized for website fluidity, content

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The National Association of Government Web Professionals has recognized the city of Williamsburg for its exemplary website.

Judges include web professionals both in and out of local government. Content, organization and design are among the factors they consider in choosing winners.

Once they’ve split cities into categories according to population size, the association doles out Pinnacle Awards for cities in each tier.

For cities of less than 40,000 people, Williamsburg and Naples, Fla. were honored. Both cities learned of their wins during the association’s national conference Sept. 21 in San Diego.

“The Pinnacle Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in government websites,” said NAGW President Leslie Labrecque in a news release. “NAGW congratulates all of the winners on the outstanding work they do."

Information technology director Mark Barham led the charge on redesigning the city’s website in November 2016, which had been designed by California-based Vision Internet. City staff members now maintain the site.

“The primary goals of the City website are to make information available to everyone in a simple and effective manner while providing a gateway for visitors to our beautiful city,” said city systems analyst Michelle Woolson.

Wright can be reached by phone at 757-345-2343.

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