Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Vanderburgh County Commissioner Marsha Abell are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned city and county website. The redesigned site, which went live this week at www.evansville.in.gov, is more user-friendly, making it easier to find information about city and county governmental services.

“When companies are looking for new places to do business, or when families are looking for a new place to call home, often the first contact they have with local governments is through a municipal or county website,” Mayor Winnecke said. “That is why it's important that visitors land on a website that reflects our community’s vitality and quality of life. We want them to know this area is a good place to live, work and raise a family.”

Commissioner Abell added, “The redesigned website focuses on what people are searching for, the questions they need answered, and the services they want to find. There are quick links to information on how to pay your property taxes or utility bills online, meeting times and locations, and job openings.”

The website homepage features rotating photographs of area attractions that will be updated regularly, a spotlight section to call attention to special events or activities, a dropdown menu with links to online services, boards and commissions, city and county departments, county courts, and entertainment. Near the top of the homepage are links to help the public stay connected to social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The Upcoming Events and Calendar section includes a mix of public meetings and government-sponsored events, such as Recycling Day and Childbirth Education Classes. There are also links to general information about the community, community organizations, census reports and local weather.

The redesigned website is a collaborative effort involving elected city and county officials, city and county department heads and the city-county Information Technology team. Content from the old website is in the process of being migrated to the redesigned website. The process should be complete within the next week.