Top Local Government Website Award Given to Belmont, California

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Belmont.gov has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for its e-government and communication initiatives.

Belmont, California

Our goal is to keep public interest in the site and its online services by continually staying ahead of the curve and offering more services online for the businesses and citizens.

Belmont.gov has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for its e-government and communication initiatives.

This year’s recipients applied innovative web technology in order to provide citizens with greater access to local businesses and citizens alike. Dedicated to the successes of the local community, Belmont.gov is one of several Local Government portals offering outstanding online resources providing citizens with an overview of local programs and businesses within the community.

According to Valerie Harnish, Information Systems, “The City of Belmont continues to strive to stay at the forefront of eGovernment technologies. Our goal is to keep public interest in the site and its online services by continually staying ahead of the curve and offering more services online for the businesses and citizens.”

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 use a variety of methods to promote our services including email campaigns, banner ads on the agency web site and on our local PEG television channel. Located in the Silicon Valley, Belmont has a large population of citizens who are very technologically savvy, and Belmont.gov needed to set a high expectation for those citizens," noted Harnish.

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 Belmont’s feature, visit http://www.juggle.com/belmont-california-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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