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Lake County Web site wins outstanding achievement award

RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2007

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners' Web site (www.lakecountyfl.gov) was recently recognized by the Web Marketing Association for outstanding achievement in Web site development.

Lake County was one of more than 2,400 sites from 40 countries to enter the 10th Annual WebAward Competition for Web site development. The award is Lake County’s second from this competition.

“Earning the government standard of excellence award from the Web Marketing Association indicates the hard work the Information Outreach team put into the County Web site,” said Kelly LaFollette, Director of the Office of Information Outreach.

Unveiled in October 2004, staff from Information Outreach spent about six months redesigning the site. Recent changes to the Web site include updated Growth Management, Public Works and Employee Services sections, a redesigned events calendar and revamped job-posting section.

Interactive features of the Web site include the ability to apply for open Lake County positions, to view open County bids and to examine all permit activity and the status of individual permits. In addition, the site offers tourism-related features such as listings of attractions, accommodations and restaurants, digital postcards, screensavers and streaming video.

According to the Web Marketing Association, entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology. A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.org.

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