Whether it is a need for information, a desire to pay utility bills online or a need to send in a request for service after-hours when City Hall is closed, the City has provided an electronic portal for citizens to achieve this.
(PRWEB) May 18, 2011
Juggle.com, an online encyclopedia and reference resource, recently recognized CityOfThornton.net as a Top Local Government Website Award recipient for its outstanding online advocacy of local businesses and community.
This year’s recipients applied innovative web technology in order to stimulate local businesses and provide access to e-government services. Dedicated to the creation of a powerful community, CityOfThornton.net is one of several top notch Local Government portals offering outstanding online resources for e-government and local businesses.
According to Todd Barnes, Communications Manager for the City of Thornton, “Simply put, the City of Thornton wants to make it as easy as possible for its citizens to interact with city government. Whether it is a need for information, a desire to pay utility bills online or a need to send in a request for service after-hours when City Hall is closed, the City has provided an electronic portal for citizens to achieve this. The City of Thornton has made access to City Hall available 24/7 via its electronic portals.”
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.
“Popular social media platforms have added yet another portal for the City to get information to its constituents. The immediacy of Facebook and Twitter has helped us get information to people quickly when necessary. Social media is excellent as a communications tool because it requires people to willingly opt in to get information – therefore creating an interested stakeholder immediately,” noted Barnes.
Award recipients receive a headline page on Juggle's cite that includes an interview with one of the individuals responsible for manicuring or maintaining each website. For Thornton’s feature, read http://www.juggle.com/thorton-colorado-top-city-government-website. Located in Belleville, Juggle assembles websites with the sole intention of refining what the internet was constructed for: quality content, quantity of resources and usefulness to the public. Juggle's purpose is simple, to assemble desirable websites, such as SteelRefrigerators.com or FishingTackleBoxes.org that engage users with innovative products, excellent ideas and other features. For extra information on Juggle and other additional topics, go to http://www.juggle.com/about-juggle.