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Olathe Unveils New OlatheKS.org

Post Date:12/14/2016

Welcome to The City of Olathe’s new OlatheKS.org website! This new site will connect residents and the public with City services and information. The features and design of the new, customer-focused site will make website navigation easier for users across all digital platforms.

Developed in partnership with the online government experts at Vision, the new site captures the spirit of Olathe and puts detailed government information at the fingertips of residents and visitors.

Easy Navigation
“Our goal was to make the experience easier for those who visit the website and conduct business with the City of Olathe,” said Mayor Michael Copeland. “We’re excited that the new website prominently features the most-frequently requested service topics with action icons on the homepage.”

Site users can access the most frequently visited services through convenient one-click icons on the home page and an app-like view on a mobile device. Main navigations like Services, Residents, Visitors, Business, are more intuitive and customer-centric.

An updated news delivery system is part of the redesigned site. Users now have the option to sign up for the news and updates of interest to them and in the format they choose – email and/or SMS text.

During the past year, the City of Olathe gathered information from residents about what they most wanted from the new website. The result is a site which provides a user-friendly experience making access to services easier no matter what device is used.

New features on OlatheKS.org include:
• a responsive design which works on full-size computer screens, tablets, or smartphones
• a prominent search bar with advanced search capabilities
• easy to use homepage icons for most frequently requested pages
• a searchable, dynamic calendar compatible with Google, iPhone, and other calendars
• customized ENotification sign-up for news, events, job postings, and more
• integrated access to social media accounts
• photo areas which can be populated with user-submitted images
• portals into online payment and service areas

Citizens are encouraged to submit photos for use on the site by using the email address photos@olatheks.org. Check back often to see if your photos are featured on the new OlatheKS.org.

About Vision
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Vision is a national leader in government website development with more than 700 government, non-profit and education clients in U.S. and Canadian communities with populations that range from less than 1,000 residents to more than 5 million. For more than 20 years, Vision has created cost-effective solutions that increase government efficiency, transparency and interactive communications with citizens. The company’s powerful, easy-to-use visionLive™ content management system continues to evolve with feedback from hundreds of municipal clients. In 2016, Vision was named to Government Technology magazine’s GovTech 100, a listing of leading companies developing innovative or disruptive offerings to improve or transform government. The company also was named a top 10 company serving local government by Engaging Local Government Leaders in its 2016 ELGL Choice Awards. For more information about Vision's transformative government website technology, call 888-263-8847 or visit http://www.visioninternet.com/inforequest.

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