Upanup Uses Drupal Superpowers for the Good of Vernon

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the City of Vernon.

Working alongside the City of Vernon, we’ve ensured that this new site delivers a wide variety of information in an easily accessible manner. User experience was a priority, and through features like the handy “I Want To” menu, the interactive maps and prominent navigation menus we’ve made sure that residents, tourists, visitors and business investors can all find the information they need with ease.

Our implementation of the Drupal open source content management system advances industry best practice standards for municipal government websites. We understand that municipal governments have a lot on their plate, so we’ve made sure the new Vernon website is scalable, flexible, and structured so that both users and staff can navigate with ease. Recognizing the many different content needs of a municipal government – ranging from events and skating schedules to bid opportunities and council meetings – we implemented different levels of staff content managers who each have control of content on different sections of the site. By sectioning the site with internal categories, we have simplified content management for City of Vernon staff and ensured that the right content is in the hands of the right people.

Not only did the City of Vernon site receive a facelift, it also incorporates two major services that previously had separate websites – Economic Development and Greater Vernon Recreation. The new website also introduces the City of Vernon’s new “Activate Life” branding, representing the unique environment and lifestyle of the Okanagan Valley.

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the City of Vernon over the last six months to deliver their new website, and we’re proud to include them on our growing list of municipal and regional government clients. Vernon is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and serves over 50,000 residents in the Greater Vernon area, making it the largest city in the North Okanagan district of British Columbia.

By Dylan
Content Specialist
January 13th, 2016
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