The County of Venango recently launched a new website that can be found at www.co.venango.pa.us. County Commissioner Chip Abramovic remembers seeing a demonstration of a neighboring county’s new website just a few years ago and recognized an opportunity to showcase Venango and provide better information for both residents and visitors.
After exploring several options, the County chose CivicPlus as the developer, based on their experience designing government sites. The new website is not only more attractive and user-friendly, but also easier to manage and has many features already built in. Many of the County departments are now responsible for adding and updating their own content. While the site is operational, information continues to be added and other features will become available in time.
The County once had separate websites for some departments which are now all centralized on the new site. You can find the Human Services, Regional Airport, Economic Development Authority, and Two Mile County Park, along with information from County departments and services.
One of the upgraded features is the expanded human services page, a resource for residents in need of assistance.
“The new format gives us more flexibility in how we present our services and programs to the public,” said Resource Communication Officer for Human Services Loni Beer. “The site is very user friendly and easily updated which translates into the public getting the most up-to-date information.”
The Human Services Department also includes an events calendar and links to the other community calendars. Another exciting addition is the three news flash areas which allow for breakout information to be displayed on the Human Services landing page.
The interactivity of information regarding various County departments provides the opportunity to make online payments for items such as dog licenses. Commissioner Abramovic indicated that one of the most important features of the County’s new website is that information can be updated and displayed immediately. This creates tremendous efficiency and best serves everyone in the community.
This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s September 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.