June 16, 2016

Clermont County debuts new home page

BATAVIA, Ohio – Clermont County debuts a new homepage and Commissioners’ page on its website, www.clermontcountyohio.gov.

The new mobile-friendly website features a mega-menu at the top of the page. Under ‘I want to,’ users can quickly find information, from how to adopt a dog, register to vote, report child abuse, report road issues, get copies of a birth or death certificate, or search the latest traffic and arrest reports. Other parts of the mega-menu are focused on information relevant to local residents and businesses .

“Our mission was to make the home page more useful to our citizens by making information easier to find,” said Bob Proud, President of the Board of County Commissioners. “People should take a few minutes to scroll through the home page and explore the format and see what information is available.”

The home page also features the latest information on county road closings and detours, news releases, and #MeetYourGovernmentMonday and #FAQFriday videos, as well as feeds from our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Commissioners’ site, www.bcc.clermontcountyohio.gov, features bios of the commissioners, as well as the latest agenda for their weekly sessions; calendar; and minutes going back to 2012. Both the home page and Commissioners’ page display information relating to transparency in government, including links to OhioCheckbook.com, a transparency tool found on the Auditor’s website, and our Records Management Policy.

“Transparency is one of the most important principles of Clermont County government,” said David Uible, Vice President of the Board. “This puts all of our tools in one place, making it easier for citizens to find out about our financial transactions.”

Added Commissioner Ed Humphrey: “We’re pleased with the look and structure of the new home page. Now we’re looking forward to seeing how our citizens use it, and how useful they find it.”

The website is built on the WordPress platform, one of the largest content management systems in the world. Several pages have come online in the last few months: Economic Development; 911 Communications Center; and the Water Resources Department. The rest of the county’s departments and the websites of many other county elected officials and agencies will be rolled out throughout the year.

“Feedback is more than welcome,” said Communications Coordinator Kathleen Williams. “We expect people will find some bugs, and they should let us know about them. If something is hard to find, we want to hear about that too.” People can email her at kwilliams@clermontcountyohio.gov with their comments.=

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