A Great City Website:

  1. Provides a competitive advantage over other cities vying for tourists, residents and businesses.

  2. Creates or reinforces pride among current residents and business people.

  3. Makes people more aware of what their city offers.

  4. Conveys the city's unique "brand" or personality.

  5. Tells prospective residents, "You'll be happy living here."

  6. Provides easy, convenient access to information.

  7. Creates an ongoing connection between city government and the public.

  8. Becomes an effective way of announcing dates for street repairs, leaf pick-up, fire hydrant flushing, etc.

  9. Showcases recent accomplishments by city officials and residents.

  10. Lets residents "get to know" their leaders.