Sheboygan County has launched a newly redesigned website accessed at www.sheboygancounty.com. Upon visiting the new site, it’s easy to notice the updated design and restructured navigation, complete with dropdown menus, quick links and intuitive navigation. The new site is part of the County’s continuous goal to improve the delivery of information to its residents and extend the reach to a more mobile constituency. The redesigned site incorporates beautiful scenery and colors showcasing the natural beauty of Sheboygan County.
“The goal of the redesign was to improve transparency of County government and make information easily accessible to our residents,” said County Administrator Adam Payne. “Our online visitors will now experience a more vibrant and easy to navigate website, allowing easy access to many of the services the County provides.”
“The public can expect expanded communication through the website and other social media outlets,” explained Payne. “As the forms of online communication continue to expand, the County will utilize those platforms that make the most sense and benefit the community.” The new site also has links to the County’s social media accounts for YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
The project was started in 2012 and was successfully launched through the collaboration and efforts of all County departments. “All County departments worked together to provide the content for the site and tried to improve the delivery of information to make it easier to find,” said Terry Hanson, Finance & IT Director. “We will continue to make improvements and refinements to the site. It is viewed as a major tool to communicate and work with the public.”
Following a request for proposals, the County teamed with Vision Internet, a national leader in government website development with nearly 500 government, non-profit, and education clients across the US and Canada. The company has been recognized by various organizations for its creative and unique websites. “Vision Internet was an excellent partner and provided us with the tools we needed to easily maintain the site, allowing County staff to quickly make changes to provide current information to the residents,” said IT Manager Josh McDermott. “Vision Internet went above and beyond our expectations and fully delivered on everything they promised.”