Red Bank to receive award commending website
posted: 3, April 27, 2011 at 05:54PM
Mayor & Council
Red Bank—Councilwoman Kathleen Horgan, Chair of the Education and Technology Committee, is pleased to announce that the Borough will be recognized at a ceremony this week where they will receive a New Jersey e-Government Award for having the “Best Interactive Website” in Monmouth County.
The award will come from the Monmouth University Polling Institute and the Master of Arts in Public Policy Program who have launched a project to examine the efforts of New Jersey’s municipalities to inform citizens, provide services and encourage public engagement through their websites. Monmouth County was chosen as a pilot project with the rest of the State’s municipalities to follow.
Councilwoman Horgan notes that Red Bank launched a new website in 2009 that offered residents several new services including the ability to send a message to a particular department or put in a service request. It also offered residents a way to pay certain fees and register for Parks and Recreation programs on line. One of the biggest features on the new site was the ability to receive alerts via voice message, email or text. After the blizzard of last December, the Borough saw enrollment for this service more than double as those who were signed up were able to receive regular updates on snow removal and other information even while Borough offices remained closed during the State of Emergency.
Red Bank and other honorees will be recognized at a ceremony at Monmouth University on Thursday, April 28. Councilwoman Horgan will be joined by Councilman Edward Zipprich and Councilwoman Juanita Lewis, who also serve on the Education Technology Committee.