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Spinnaker Develops New Clearwater Website

Spinnaker Develops New Clearwater Website

City of Clearwater, Kansas

August 28, 2012

For more information, contact:

Kent Brown, City of Clearwater

Mike Burgess, Spinnaker

(Clearwater, Kan.) The City of Clearwater unveiled the new Clearwater website, and its corresponding Facebook and Twitter pages.

In both surveys and ad hoc requests, the public had requested additional ways for the city to communicate news and to put the entire city code online said Brown.

The new website features a new visually appealing design, but more importantly provides additional ways to communicate city news on both Facebook and Twitter. It also provides links to the entire code of ordinances as well as the full text of recently passed city ordinances.

City staff and the vendor have worked hard to improve the content, which includes a new "I Want To" section that features many of the common things a citizen would want to do on the website.

The new site also includes a business directory, and many subtle features that increase the usability of the website.

The City staff quickly took over content updates and have used the website to communicate with the public, businesses, and visitors.

The new website was built by Spinnaker, a Topeka-based web development firm that specializes in building city and county websites.

Spinnaker President Mike Burgess said Clearwater is a wonderful community with a lot going on.

"We wanted to create a new site to showcase city activities and amenities to residents, visitors, as well as businesses and site selection consultants," Burgess said.

The City staff also would like to thank all of the citizens that sent pictures for the website as well as a special thanks to Laura Coon, David FitzGerald, Laura Papish, Shelby Robinson with Creative Visions Photography, and The Times-Sentinel Newspaper.