MARIANNA, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Residents in search of breaking news about Lee County Road #925 bridge construction or the annual Youth Fishing Derby now have a new source of information. The county launched its first-ever website last week at http://leecounty.arkansas.gov. The website was developed in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) and the Connect Arkansas e-Community Strategies Program.
LeeCounty.Arkansas.gov is a big step toward the county’s goal of making local government services and information transparent and accessible to the public. It uses responsive design technology, which allows residents to view the site comfortably on computers, smart phones, and tablets.
“We are pleased to launch a user-friendly website and provide important county information to the public,” County Judge Jim Keasler said. “In the future, we plan to add more online services to the website to help our citizens engage with the county in a convenient and efficient way.”
The website provides listings of county news and events, county services, departments, officials and a personnel directory. Site visitors can access online state government services including criminal background record searches, vehicle registration tag renewals, fishing licenses and government jobs. LeeCounty.Arkansas.gov also allows visitors to signup and receive email notifications for Morgan Nick / Amber Alerts, state inclement weather notices, national and state terror threat level changes, Arkansas state flag half staff alerts and more.
Website development was funded in part by a grant from Connect Arkansas. INA built the website within a content management system that enables Lee County staff to update site information. This keeps Lee County tax funds available for use where they are truly needed - to improve roads, for example - rather than for website updates. Lee County residents have to love that.
About the Connect Arkansas e-Community Strategies Program
Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas. The e-communities and e-government initiative, in partnership with Information Network of Arkansas, aims to help low-staffed county offices be more efficient through e-government, meet the growing demands from citizens who want to do business online, and encourage further broadband adoption among residents.
About Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official Web site of the state of Arkansas that offers more than 1100 state and local online services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.