Top Local Government Website Award Given to Kotzebue, Alaska

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CityOfKotzebue.com has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for stimulating local business and providing valuable e-government resources for community members.

Kotzebue, Alaska

We feature timely development information, road closures, new or lesser-known laws, and photos of current projects around town.

CityOfKotzebue.com has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for stimulating local business and providing valuable e-government resources for community members.

This year’s recipients applied innovative web technology in order to provide vast resources for local business programs and community members. CityOfKotzebue.com is one of several top-notch Local Government portals offering outstanding online resources for e-government and local businesses..

According to Donovan Goertz, Webmaster for the City of Kotzebue, “We try to feature timely development information, road closures, new or lesser-known laws, and photos of current projects around town. People who have moved away watch what's happening and residents can know what's going on. The ‘Moving to Kotzebue’ page is very popular, helping to ease transitions.”

The awards editor at Juggle.com hand-selected this year’s Top Local Government Award recipients by evaluating a variety of site features and functionality, including: usability, up-to-date content, access to e-government services, community resources and technological innovation. The features and functionality offered to users enabled them to surpass other websites in their class.

“The Cityofkotzebue.com site is but a small reflection of the unique community that is Kotzebue, Alaska. The City of Kotzebue, being in Arctic, Alaska and off the road system, is a very unique place,” noted Goertz.

Award recipients receive a feature page on Juggle.com that includes an interview with one of the individuals responsible for maintaining or managing each website. Belleville, Illinois-based Juggle.com is an online encyclopedia and reference resource featuring facts, articles, images, biographies, and statistics covering thousands of popular topics. For more information on Juggle and other topics, or to view Kotzebue's feature, visit http://www.juggle.com.

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