DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Putting citizens at the center of government is increasingly impacting all levels of government. A growing number of Colorado counties are responding to the demand by expanding online information. Sedgwick County in Colorado’s northeastern corner is the latest. “Our office is one of the first offices people call when they need information,” says County Assessor, Juby Cumming. “We know that we need to meet the goals of providing more information and being more forthcoming about what’s going on through our website.”
Being integrated into Colorado.gov, the state’s official website and portal for local government websites, makes it simple for Sedgwick County to achieve its goals. “We have the autonomy to add content ourselves instead of relying on someone else,” says Juby. ‘We have already added department pages for Landfill, the County Attorney, our Commissioners, the Sheriff’s weekly service call, and we’re ramping up for key events like the County Fair.”
By incorporating the Colorado Department of Revenue’s myDMV into its website, the County is also meeting another citizen expectation—less time in line by handling more services online. Citizens can renew drivers’ licenses, identification cards and motor vehicle registrations through one, easy-to-use source. In addition, they can perform these tasks from the convenience of their cell phones, tablets, or computers. The County’s website also makes it simple to change addresses as well as stay up-to-date on road and bridge projects, Code RED weather warnings, and public meetings.
To guide its online expansion, Sedgwick County turned to Colorado Interactive (CI) and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA). CI provides digital government services to state agencies and local governments through a contract with SIPA—the official internet portal connecting the public with Colorado governments. The partnership’s mission allows government leaders to focus on delivering in-demand, digital government solutions without requests for proposals or the use of tax appropriations. The CI/SIPA partnership has benefitted over 30 counties across Colorado.
”Citizens are setting the standard for information they expect to see and things they expect to do online to make their lives easier,” says CI’s President and General Manager, Fred Sargeson. “Sedgwick County’s website is a great example of government listening and responding to its citizens.” Counties in need of free website hosting and development using the Colorado.gov website platform, should submit requests through SIPA.
About Colorado Interactive
Colorado Interactive (CI) is the team behind the official website of the state of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the state and CI to help Colorado government entities web-enable their services. CI builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of the digital government firm, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).
Established in 2004 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is a self-funded government organization created to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for electronic government (eGovernment) services. SIPA strives to accelerate the adoption of efficient, effective electronic government services by placing more government information and services online to benefit citizens.
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