Thursday, March 18, 2021

Van Buren Township now has new website

Van Buren Township has a new government website which members of the board of trustees hope will better serve the residents and employees of Van Buren Township. 

“This has been a long collaborative process involving every department and includes outside studies,” said Supervisor Kevin McNamara. 

“Every department has been working with the communications team to build a user-friendly searchable website. I am very proud of the spirit of shared intelligence and community that was put into building out this website.” 

As health restrictions due to the pandemic and unpredictable weather continue, government agencies like Van Buren Township are relying on the most up-to-date communication and municipality website tools, explained Alysha Albrecht, communications specialist for the township.

“We've constantly discussed how to make this site as user-friendly as possible. 

“Now with Revize features, within seconds residents should be able to find what they're looking for on the home page,” Albrecht said. 

Some new features include quick links with a scrolling bar, and email and text notifications that allow residents to sign up for real time updates, she said.  An additional new feature holds space for Van Buren employees with the inclusion of an intranet server. 

“Intranet is basically our internal communication through the site, where employees can login and view employee resources. It's a great feature to keep Van Buren Township and employees together in one unified space,” explained Ryan Nichols, a township communications specialist. 

Revize, which worked on the development of the new website, is a leading government municipality web design company that works with many other townships, counties, and cities in Michigan and across the U.S., according to a prepared statement from the township. 

“We are constantly trying to be better than our last website. We've utilized best practices for Van Buren's website to ensure top performance,” said Joseph Nagrant, lead sales specialist of Revize.

“We want to thank Revize for helping us build such a visual and dynamic website,” said  township Executive Assistant Dan Selman.