Nassau County Executive Laura Curran unveiled a new county website last Thursday, the first update since 2014.
The primary reason for the overhaul was to facilitate mobile phone browsing and to increase user-friendliness. Other improvements to the website include enhanced search functions, expansion of translation capabilities to 46 languages and to improve the vendor registration portal.
The county’s in-house IT team conducted much of the work for the redesigned website, meaning it was at a minimal cost to taxpayers. The IT department collaborated with CivicPlus, an integrated technology platform designed for local government and effective civic management, for some parts of the project.
“With a relatively small investment of $15,000, we were able to make the crucial upgrades needed to maintain an essential platform and service for Nassau’s residents and expand on our commitment to serving every resident equally regardless of language barriers,” said Curran.
The county executive began planning the website redesign early in her first term, and later in the year, she is expecting to unveil a new website for the county Parks Department.
The upgrade will enable the Parks Department website to better manage reservations, leisure passes, events and more.
“The enhanced website is a one-stop-shop for all Nassau County needs – updated to match the ever-changing ways our residents use technology to access information in the 21st century,” Curran said in a statement. “With a new, clean layout, we hope to ensure our residents can easily navigate through the site to access essential County resources.”