Websites for Cities and Townships

Cities face a unique challenge in the age of the internet. The web has provided an instant information portal to the Public, and the Public has come to rely on the web for information when they want it. Unfortunately, maintaining up-to-the-minute information on a website can be difficult for many Cities. In these times of stretched thin personnel and budget resources, hiring a web programmer to maintain the website may be unrealistic.

Public Aware’s online application was developed to empower Cities with the ability to maintain current website content themselves, and to do it quickly and easily. Current information is key to the value of a website designed to serve the public, and the Content Management System Public Aware provides allows instant updates to your website, to release the information as it becomes available.

Intended to be used by those without web programming skills, the Public Aware system is simple and will be intuitive to most people who have used a computer before. With the unintimidating and easy to use Content Management System, City Staff will be capable of updating and maintaining website information themselves, without needing any knowledge of HTML or web programming. The Content Management System can be set-up to allow specific users to maintain different portions of the website, defining rolls for City Staff, or empowering individual Departments to manage their own portion of the website.

The Content Management System Software is web-accessed, not requiring any extra software, and can be accessed by any computer connected to the internet. The secure log-in ensures that only those with permission are able to access the Software. There is no need for the City’s IT department to worry about licensing or performing upgrades with web-accessed software, we do that for you.

Public Aware offers Cities a complete website solution: website design, site hosting, technical support, and the Content Management System. After developing an attractive, easy to navigate website for you, Public Aware continues to provide our web solutions through our subscription service.

There are many advantages to the Public Aware subscription service. The City is provided with the benefit of predictable billing for all of the services required to keep the website up and running; no unexpected expenses. You will also have the benefit of a long-term relationship with one company, which has been there from the initial design and implementation of the site; and one person to call for any customer service relating to the website.

With features such as automatically expiring events, agendas and minutes posting and news releases sections, communicating with the Public, providing information and service, will be less demanding than you may think, and easier than you might have imagined.

For Cities, we offer the following website features that can be integrated into the Content Management System Software:
  • News Releases
  • Links to Resources on the Web
  • Agenda/Minutes Posting
  • Downloadable Documents
  • Photo Gallery
  • Contact Forms
  • FAQs Section
  • Email Mailing List Management
  • Rotating Images
  • Content Management System User Management
  • Automatically Expiring Events
  • Jobs/Volunteer Opportunities Posting
  • Site Search
  • Members Only Content