Communication Initiatives and Website Innovation Earn Aventura, Florida Top Local Government Award

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CityOfAventura.com 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.

From what we’ve already seen, e-government will continue to grow and become more interactive as more citizens use mobile apps and web browsers on their cell phones enabling more real time communication.

CityOfAventura.com 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 an overview of local programs and businesses within the community. CityOfAventura.com is one of several top notch Local Government portals helping to support and strengthen the local community by providing constituents with 24/7 access to usable information.

According to Rosie Marquez, Webmaster and Communications Specialist for the City of Aventura, “We use social media channels and in particular, Twitter. We have seen great success and it is building momentum every month. Twitter has really enabled us to broadcast real time messaging with the RSS feed to our home page; our users can still see the information without even knowing what Twitter is. We know the response has been positive through the growing list of followers, and the increase in ‘retweets’ and mentions.”

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.

“From what we’ve already seen, e-government will continue to grow and become more interactive as more citizens use mobile apps and web browsers on their cell phones enabling more real time communication. Visitors to our website can expect to see more interactive content and improved navigation to find information as we prepare to redesign our site,” noted Marquez.

Award recipients earn a feature page on Juggle's site that includes a conversation with one of the individuals responsible for cultivating each website. For Aventura’s feature, see http://www.juggle.com/aventura-florida-top-city-government-website. Established in Belleville, Juggle forms websites with the single intention of improving what the internet was assembled to do: quality of information and quantity of information provided to the public. Juggle's mission is simple, to produce compelling websites, such as http://www.bedsheets.com or http://www.topdishwashers.com that engage users with accessible subject matter and innovations. For more information on Juggle and other topics, view http://www.juggle.com/about-juggle.

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