Gwinnett County’s expanded and improved website, designed by Mighty 8th Media and officially launched in August 2011, has won two awards this year from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO). The county’s website earned both Superior and Best in Class Awards.
Judges reviewed nearly 350 entries in nine categories from large and small counties and county associations for the 2012 Awards of Excellence. County communications projects entered in this year’s competition demonstrated the breadth of county government services as well as counties’ commitment to inform and engage their citizens.
“We were pleased with how well and how quickly Mighty 8th was able to design to our vision and specifications,” said Joe Sorenson, Communications Director for Gwinnett County. “The site provides for easy, intuitive navigation to county services and information, as well as a fresh, appealing web presence.”
For the county’s new site, we updated the way in which any visitor can access key information. Instead of organizing content around county structures, the new site allows each visitor to easily find information based on who they are or what they’re looking for. While this may sound like a simple change, it’s one that has likely had the largest impact on the overall user experience of the site.
Sorenson said feedback has been very positive, and that visitors say the site is easy to navigate, visually appealing and comprehensive. The site receives more than 272,000 hits per month and is loaded with inspiring photos that highlight life and work in Gwinnett County.
Visit the award-winning site at gwinnettcounty.com.