Welcome To Our Redesigned Website!
WE'RE NEW, IMPROVED, and MOBILE
The City of Atkinson recently launched its new website as well as mobile apps for both iPhone and Android smartphones. The website address has stayed the same – www.atkinsonne.com.
The City of Atkinson mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Once downloaded, users can access the website, view current news, checkout the calendar of events, pay their utilities bill, sign up for push notifications for important or urgent details, and connect to the city’s Facebook page. Users also will be able to easily contact the city as well as report a concern.
“We have been working hard for the past few months to redesign the website and we will be making additions over the course of the next several weeks and months,” said Amanda Sindelar, City of Atkinson Economic Development Director. “The site will continue to evolve and keep you up to date on important activities and information. We are excited to tell you that the new website is adaptable for viewing on mobile devices. The site also is ADA compliant so that all our viewers can easily access the website.”
SOCS web platform and city staff designed the new website. According to SOCS, their themes have been tested to comply with all accessibility standards.
The City of Atkinson Economic Development office brought the Entrepreneurial Community Activation Process (ECAP) led by the Nebraska Extension to the community last summer to help identify priorities and actions for the future. This included a community survey which was completed by more than 130 people.
“While reviewing the survey results, it came to our attention that many of our residents wanted more options to be able to stay connected with the City of Atkinson’s activities and to learn about community information,” said Mayor Paul Corkle.
Of those who responded, 73 percent preferred to learn about community news and announcements through the newspaper, 69 percent on Facebook and 55 percent on the community’s website.
“Four in 10 of the respondents believe Atkinson uses a variety of tools for communication to keep citizens in the loop,” Mayor Corkle said. “The city council and I thought we could do better, and they voted to redevelop our website.”
We are excited to tell you that the new web site is adaptable for viewing on all mobile devices and that you have a choice on your viewing preference.
The next time you view our website on a tablet or smartphone, our web site will automatically detect your mobile device, display the mobile view and will remember it each time you return. If you change your mind, look for the Full Site/Mobile link on the footer of the web site to toggle back and forth.
In addition to view choices, the mobile view offers additional features. You can learn about them and some interesting facts about mobile access by clicking here.
ALSO, be sure to visit the calendar portion of the web site. Sign up for weekly or monthly reminders for the events and activities you are interested in. Click here for more details, including instructions for clipping events.
So, take a look now, and then keep checking in with us from time to time; hopefully you'll notice the changes, the new features, etc. Thanks for visiting and come back again soon.