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The city of Newton recently unveiled its new website which features an easier design for easy navigation to learn more about the city, its departments and services.
Some highlights of the new website, still located at www.newtonnc.gov, include a printable calendar of events, a news scroll, share/print buttons, directions and a map of all City facilities, departmental information, downloadable documents, a â€śHow Do I?â€ť menu, community links and more.
Jason Clay, Information Systems director, has been diligently working with a team of city employees to develop the new website.
â€śThe former website served its purpose well for five years, but we felt it was time to upgrade to a more progressive look and add new features,â€ť Clay said. â€śAlthough we continue to make changes and add content, I believe that our residents, businesses, and visitors will find this new website to be a valuable tool.â€ť
The city contracted with Revize Software Systems to help develop the template for the website, incorporating the Cityâ€™s colors, landmarks and a patriotic theme. Using the Revize system, city employees have the ability to manage the siteâ€™s content; therefore, the webpages are more dynamic and ever-changing with new information.
Clay said that users will notice an abundance of hyperlinks and downloadable PDF documents that create a more interactive experience.
â€śI encourage citizens to visit the website to learn more about their city,â€ť he said. â€śA lot of hard work has been put into this new site, and I hope the public finds it both informative and enjoyable.â€ť
The city of Newton can be found at newtonnc.gov, along with its social media sites, including facebook.com/newtonnc, twitter.com/cityofnewtonnc, flickr.com/cityofnewtonnc, youtube.com/cityofnewtonnc and foursquare.com/cityofnewtonnc.