Michigan’s Calhoun County Road Commission gets a GovFresh makeover

Michigan’s Calhoun County Road Commission is the latest government agency to make use of our GovFresh Gov 2.0 WordPress theme. The site also integrates SeeClickFix’s service report tools and IdeaScale’s ideas and citizen collaboration widget.

Chairman Scott Brown sums up his agency’s approach to executing the site and hat tip to the City of Manor, TX, the first government to execute the theme:

“The City of Manor site got us really excited about the level of citizen involvement that could be possible … and with the cost of the photo, the cost of hosting and thanks to alot of help from you, we have a total of 61 dollars of taxpayer money invested in a great site.”

Check it out:

Calhoun County Road Commission

About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh, co-founder/CEO of ProudCity and co-host of the podcast, The Government We Need. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

4 Responses

  1. Our old website was written about 6 years ago using basic html coding. While the site was functional at the time, it was impossible for anyone other than the IT person to update it. Now comes wordpress. The thing we love about wordpress is now anyone from our offices can update information on the site on keep the citizens informed of what is happening. The site took about 50 hours of work, most of which was creating the fillable pdf forms for printing.

    We chose to incorporate SeeClickFix on the website because their application on the web, along with their smart-phone apps, make it much easier for our citizens to communicate their concerns. We also chose to use IdeaScale as a way for citizens to have input on ideas for the Road Commission. We feel it is import to get as much citizen input as we can in order to be an effective governmental organization.

    We took $61, the dedication and commitment of the Road Commission Staff, smart technology and built a better Web service for our citizens to obtain and give information.

    This is a gleaming example of Government at its best. The entire staff, committed to spending taxpayer dollars wisely and providing the highest level of service possible.

    Thanks again Luke for helping us accomplish this for our County Residents.

    Scott Brown
    Calhoun County Road Commission


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