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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: April 13, 2015
Contact: Doug Bear, Public Communications Manager
360.337.4598 or
No: 2015-032

County seeks input to improve web pages

(Port Orchard, WA) Kitsap County has embarked on a project to improve its website, and is seeking public comment to help shape the new site. An online survey to provide comments is open through April 19.

"Web sites will never take the place of face-to-face communication," said Board of County Commissioners Chair Rob Gelder, "but when residents look first to our website for information prior to calling the County, we need to make sure it's up to date and in a format easy to navigate. The design of the website itself cannot be a hindrance to information access. I'm excited that this project is getting underway."

Kitsap County is looking to create a website that is more service oriented and easier to navigate.

"The current website has a lot of information," noted Doug Bear, Public Communications Manager for the County."But it's not always easy to use. We listen to the comments we get from users, and recognize the site could be better."

The site is also not responsive to mobile devices, making it challenging to use on a tablet or smart phone. "Over 50 percent of people who use our website are accessing it through a portable device," said Bear. "We need to include a design that is responsive to the ever-evolving mobile computing world."

Once the data from the website survey is analyzed it, results will help shape the new design and identify key features users want. The new county website should launch by the end of the year.

To take the survey click here

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Last Updated:  April 14, 2015