Since Webcom Resources is particularly passionate about supporting the digital presence of cities and communities across the Midwest, we were excited about the opportunity to redesign the Kansas Association of CIty/County Manager’s website. We submitted a proposal for the project and were honored to have been chosen among several other bids.
Choosing the Best Platform
Because of the member requirements of the project, we recommended Drupal 7 for the website content management system. This is one of the most-used website solutions for government usage as it is highly secure and extremely extensible.
More Functionality; More Useful for Members
KACM’s goal for this updated website is to increase its usefulness as a member resource. A key functionality of the site is the sortable, searchable member directory. A few new features include a file share that allows members to upload files to share with other members and a message center that provides forum-style communication options between members. Plus, members now have the ability to add themselves to a committee on their member page. Content updates include student resources and a new partners page that highlights the partners that work with KACM. The homepage features images from various cities of Kansas submitted to the most recent LKM photo contest. Additionally, the site now features a Twitter feed of the accounts of cities across Kansas.
We successfully completed this project via Zoom Video Confrencing. We held our kickoff meeting with on location in Topeka, Kansas. A few of the team members were able to call in to attend the project kickoff meeting. We held the subsequent iteration review meetings remotely via video conferencing.
About the Client
Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) is an organization of local government management officials focused on supporting and promoting professional management and instilling high ethical standards in local governments in Kansas. KACM’s purpose is to provide support for its members through training, networking, and exchanging ideas and information for professional development.