Gunnison County “Extreme Website Makeover” Winner

Jan 28th @ 3:12 pm in News, People, Public Service by Scott Staley

Gunnison County is pleased to announce that it is a grand winner of CivicPlus’ 2012 “Extreme Website Makeover” contest. The county will receive a free Premium CivicPlus website to increase communication and engagement between the local government and citizens.  There were 161 finalists in the CivicPlus 2012 contest. In total, there were 12 grand prize winners (one for each region); 11 in the US and one in British Columbia. Our region consists of nine states (ND, SD, NB, CO, MT, WY, AZ, NV and NM).

The contest encourages cities and governments to submit reasons for their need for a local government website redesign. Throughout the contest, the county and community members have participated in a digital engagement survey, with citizens also voting through social media for the county to receive a new website.
As a winner of the “Extreme Website Makeover” contest, Gunnison County will receive a free Premium CivicPlus website including custom design and full development. In addition, CivicPlus will provide three days training at no cost with two years of annual fees waived.

“We are very excited at this opportunity to take our website to the next level for our community. This new website, combined with many of our other efforts, will allow us to increase accessibility to services and information for our customers and enable citizens to engage more fully with their local government,” says County Manager Matthew Birnie.

The current county website will maintain its simplicity and interactivity while in the redesign process. The current site will still be operational until the new re-designed site is ready to launch.  Gunnison County staff and commissioners are looking forward to a website that will continue to enhance its community engagement and communication.  For more information about the award please contact Katherine Haase: 970-641-7601 or khaase@gunnisoncounty.org.