New Westminster, BC – The City of New Westminster launched its new website today, adding new features, fresh content and an updated look to the City’s online presence.
“Increasingly, residents, businesses and visitors to the Royal City are accessing information about us through the world wide web,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “A content-rich, user-friendly site that captures the essence of New Westminster is a critical tool for addressing their information needs.”
The development of the new website was a key recommendation of the City’s Strategic Communications Plan completed in 2007. In the fall of 2008, under the guidance of the Communications Department, representatives from each city department formed a website committee to establish the parameters for the project. In March 2009 Ion Branding & Design, an award-winning website design firm based in Vancouver, was selected to build the site at a budgeted cost of $60,000.
“The new site is truly a collaborative effort and features a fresh look and user-friendly navigation,” said Blair Fryer, Communications Manager. “A lot of sweat and a few tears have gone into creating the City’s new website and we’re very happy with the final result.”
In addition to an updated look, the City of New Westminster website is easier to navigate for access to key information and includes new features such as a community events calendar, RSS feeds, e-news bulletins, an interactive city map and a new content management system that allows easier, faster and more flexible uploads to the site.
The City of New Westminster website address remains the same at www.newwestcity.ca.