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City of Olathe Wins "What's Next" Best Visual Impact Award

Post Date:09/19/2017

The City of Olathe is one of five U.S. cities and counties that were honored when Vision Internet announced the winners of the fourth annual “What’s Next Awards” competition, which recognizes local government websites for excellence in online innovation, citizen engagement, visual impact, transparency and green gov.

The City of Olathe won the "Best Visual Impact" award for the new and improved OlatheKS.org.

In the award announcement, Vision says, "The City of Olathe sought to improve the city’s website experience with enhanced design, structure, content and functionality. Community-submitted photography added a local feel  while a laser focus on the navigation and mobile experience enhanced the overall usability. Each page of content was reviewed for relevance and revised to comply with plain language standards. Through this process, the total page count was reduced to 400 from 1,600 pages. The mobile-experience was painstakingly designed in order to optimize usability. As a result, overall site bounce rates decreased by five seconds, and feedback from internal stakeholders and site visitors has been overwhelmingly positive."

This is the second award the City of Olathe has won for the new website. Earlier this month, the City of Olathe won the Silver Circle Award in the "Overall Website" category at the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) annual Savvy Awards held during the annual 3CMA Conference Sept. 5-8.

“The relationship between citizens and local government is largely driven through digital interactions,” said David Nachman, CEO of Vision, a national leader in government software and website design, development and hosting. “As a result, building and managing online communications is continually evolving and becoming more complex for local government leaders. This year’s group of winners includes cities and counties that are leading the way by finding new, efficient and creative ways to engage their communities.”

Visit the Awards & Recognition page for a complete list of awards won by the City of Olathe.

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