Top Local Government Website Award Given to Fayetteville, Arkansas

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AccessFayetteville.org 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.

Fayetteville, Arkansas

The overarching objective is to follow open government principals and provide easy access to laws, initiatives, events, meetings, and other workings of local government for the press and public

AccessFayetteville.org 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 citizens with greater access to government information and services. AccessFayetteville.org is one of several top notch Local Government portals embracing the commitment to the community.

According to Lindsley Smith, Communications Director for the City of Fayetteville, “The overarching objective is to follow open government principals and provide easy access to laws, initiatives, events, meetings, and other workings of local government for the press and public. In addition, we continue our efforts to improve e-government as we currently assess our technology capabilities for citizen self-service.”

Award finalists offer an array of features and functionality that cause them to surpass websites in their class. The Juggle.com government awards editors hand-selected this year’s Top Local Government Award recipients by evaluating a variety of site features and functionality, including usability, timely content, access to e-government services and technological innovation.

“We are constantly adding additional documents and records and positioning our city to recognize and embrace the changing environment of social media. We are looking at open-data-source capabilities so that citizens who want to use data collected by the city can use their own applications for their entrepreneurial, neighborhood association, residential, or other uses,” noted Smith.

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 Fayetteville’s feature, visit http://www.juggle.com/fayetteville-arkansas-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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