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What does a councillor’s website need?

Not one of my more informative posts, this one, more a cry for help.

I’ve been approached by a couple of councillors to develop a website for them, and I’m interested to know what sort of features would be required for such a site to be considered best of breed.

For example:

  • Blog style layout
  • Events/meeting listings
  • Local maps
  • Easy methods of contact
  • Feedback through comments, etc

None of these seem particularly exciting to me! Anyone got anything really good that ought to be included – or great examples of Councillor websites?

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Comment by Victor S. Paola on May 8, 2012 at 9:15pm

Ward based KPI dashboard displaying service requests (road work, watermain repairs, graffiti hits, etc.).  Real time if possible!

Comment by GovLoop on May 8, 2012 at 8:25am

I'm assuming your council is like our elected house of representatives - correct?  Or is it more like a local government?

For elected officials - http://foxx.house.gov/ is not a bad example


For local gov't - check out Park County which has won some awards - http://www.parkco.us/

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