The City of Culver City’s Website Wins Vision's "What's Next" Award for Digital Innovation
The City of Culver City was among five U.S. cities and counties that were honored on September 19, 2017, when Vision announced the winners of the fourth annual "What's Next Awards" competition. This award recognizes local government websites for excellence in online innovation, citizen engagement, visual impact, transparency and green gov.
The City of Culver City’s website www.culvercity.org won an award for “Best in Citizen Engagement”. Throughout 2017, the City has focused its efforts on expanding its digital engagement with citizens, making it easier for residents to provide input on city policies, ordinances, and development projects via its website. By promoting news items through visionLive™, building topic pages in visionPulse™, and leveraging social media, the City has increased its outreach exponentially. Interactions on Facebook alone rose by more than 1,000 percent in a six-month period and substantially enhanced community outreach on key issues.
The City of Culver City was honored along with the City of Olathe, Kansas (Awarded “Best Visual Impact); Dare County, North Carolina (Awarded “Best Transparency”); and the City of Montgomery, Alabama (Awarded “Best Green Gov”).
About the City’s Community Calendar
One of the features of the City’s website is the Community Calendar. The City’s online Community Calendar allows Culver City community and nonprofit organizations to post locally-held events.
For more information about this award or the Community Calendar, please contact Shelly Wolfberg, Assistant to the City Manager at (310) 253-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.