Chandler, Arizona Receives Top Local Government Website Award

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ChandlerAZ.gov has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for creating a culture of innovation for local businesses and for creating advocacy for community members.

Chandler, Arizona

Add a quoteThe City of Chandler strives to be among the most technologically advanced municipalities and to be a leader in Web and social media development by proactively updating and reaching out to our community online.

ChandlerAZ.gov has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for creating a culture of innovation for local businesses and for creating advocacy for community members.

This year’s recipients applied innovative web technology in order to provide vast resources for local business programs and community members. Dedicated to the successes of the local community, ChandlerAZ.gov is one of several Local Government portals offering outstanding online resources for local businesses and e-government services.

According to Kim Kaan, Web Editor for the City of Chandler, “The City of Chandler strives to be among the most technologically advanced municipalities and to be a leader in Web and social media development by proactively updating and reaching out to our community online.”

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 City's communication strategy is fairly comprehensive. When we promote a service or product, we uses a variety of tools, including the Web site, listservs, news releases, newsletters and, now, our social media sites on Twitter, Facebook and Nixle,” noted Kaan.

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. For Chandler’s feature, visit http://www.juggle.com/chandler-arizona-top-city-government-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, visit http://www.juggle.com.

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