Communications Program Manager
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland is seeking input from the community to help guide the development of a new City website.
Community members are invited to take a short survey to share their experience with the current City website, and assist staff in developing a new City website that better meets the needs of the public.
The City of Kirkland is working with consultant OpenCities to develop a new City website that is focused on optimizing the user experience for community members. The new site will prioritize giving the public quick and easy access to the services that they use most. Another primary goal of the new site will be to increase accessibility for all users, including placing a priority on ADA accessibility and site translation capabilities.
“We know that we live in an age where many people want to be able to access services, pay bills and participate in civic life online,” said Councilmember Neal Black. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of having technology that is accessible and easily useable for all. We need your input to make sure the City’s new website best meets the community’s needs.”
The current City website platform is near the end of its functional life and must be replaced. The City is using this opportunity to ensure that the new website is functional, secure and offers the features and services most desired by the community. The City will be launching a test site later this year and will also be seeking input from the community at that time.
The deadline for the survey, which can be accessed at https://us.openforms.com/Form/01c2ec4d-efd6-40d5-a2fa-1ab6688a117b, is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 13.