Linn County has unveiled a new and improved design for its official website, www.linncounty.org. The new design provides more direct links to County information, programs and services and a “responsive design” that automatically adjusts to different devices, including smaller mobile and tablet devices, without losing functionality. The home page also features a variety of tools the public can use to stay up-to-date with Linn County government, including email and text alerts for news items, meeting notices, meeting agendas, links to social media accounts maintained by various county departments and quick links and subscription opportunities to 18 county departments.
“With our new website, Linn County will be able to increase its community engagement and enhance communication with residents,” Linda Langston, Vice Chairperson of the Linn County Board of Supervisors said. “Our website will be dynamic as we continually add new information and pictures. We encourage residents to visit the site and sign-up to receive the information that is important to them.”
Benefits of the website include:
• “Notify Me” module that allows the public to sign up for email or text alerts of news, meetings and calendar items of interest to them.
• Easy access to agendas and minutes of the Linn County Board of Supervisors, Board of Health, Conservation Board and many boards and commissions appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
• Online application process for Linn County job opportunities.
• Translation to 80 languages through Google Translate.
• Website personalization.
Website personalization is accessed by clicking “Sign In” on the “MyConnections” bar at the top of the screen. Users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, users can choose the modules, features and keywords that they would like to see most often, including calendars and news items. Site users can also save favorite pages within MyDashboard, encouraging more-frequent visits and making important information even easier to find.
The website is designed by CivicPlus, a website provider that specializes in government websites.