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What Does Civic Engagement Mean for Local Government Today?

by Jessica Terashima

Traditionally, local government has thought about civic engagement in terms of how many people participated in official meetings, signed petitions or called their representatives. Engagement was, and often still is, used as a buzzword that doesn’t mean much. “We aim to improve engagement,” leaders may say, but this statement is rarely accompanied by a clear definition, reasons why or measurements of success. 

Buy In Best Practices for Local Government Websites

by Jessica Terashima

If you manage or contribute to your local government website, chances are you have a good idea of what isn’t working. The site may be hard to update. It might have thousands of outdated pages.

How Local Government Websites Prepare for Election Day

by Jessica Terashima

Across the United States, cities and counties, big and small, are gearing up for Election Day on November 8th. In addition to the highly publicized national and state contests, local governments must also prepare for a broad variety of political races, measures and propositions.

Congratulations to Roswell, Georgia for Winning a 2016 NAGW Pinnacle Award

by Tom Humbarger

We would like to congratulate our customer, Roswell, Georgia, for winning a Pinnacle Award at the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas last week. 

11 Vision Customers on MONEY's 2016 Best Places to Live

by Tom Humbarger

MONEY Magazine announced their Best Places to Live in America list this week and 11 Vision customers were named in the top 50 cities.

See You at the NAGW 2016 National Conference!

by Tom Humbarger

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is hosting their 14th National Conference this week in San Antonio, Texas from Wednesday, September 21st to Friday, September 23rd.

3 Key Pillars of a Research-Driven Website Design

by Jessica Terashima

After a while, it starts to become obvious when a municipal website needs an overhaul. Everyone from citizens to web editors to elected officials make comments that the site looks old, or is hard to use, or is too cluttered. While it’s easy to say your site needs help, it’s more challenging to know how to approach the improvements.

City of Eden Prairie Hosts Vision's Innovation Academy 

by Tom Humbarger

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota hosted Vision's second Innovation Academy of 2016 on August 25th at the Eden Prairie City Center.  User Experience, Content Strategy and Analytics were the key themes of the Academy.

Top 10 City Website Requests

by Tom Humbarger

People visit city websites to perform tasks. What’s the best way to serve citizens visiting your website? Understand what they’re looking for, and make it easy for them to complete their tasks.

Visit Vision at NACo and Discuss How User Experience (UX) Analysis Helps You Create a Strong Online Presence

by Tom Humbarger

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference will be held in Long Beach, California this weekend. Please stop by and visit with the Vision team in Booth #638 to discuss how to create a strong online presence for your county.

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