City wins contest;
gets website makeover
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:00 AM
CivicPlus, a developer of government websites, announced Tuesday that Madison was one of the winners in a contest to receive a free website redesign.
The city was one of 12 winners in the contest, which received 161 entries for the 10th year of the competition.
Andrew Forrester, executive assistant in charge of community relations for the city, said the package CivicPlus is offering would cost about $30,000 if purchased.
For winning, the city will receive an upgrade to the website, which will include the ability to upload documents, capabilities to search documents, a community calendar and the option to receive alerts when things are posted. The city will also receive two years of free maintenance.
"It's a complete website overhaul," Forrester said.
City Attorney Joe Jenner will review the contract with CivicPlus and bring it to the Board of Works to officially enter into an agreement.
There is no timeline for completion yet. One will be created after officials meet with the design team to determine what the site should look like.
"We'd already been discussing what we wanted it to look like and what features we wanted," Forrester said.