Work progresses on redesign of McPherson city website

By Chris Swick
October 20, 2015

Work continues towards the rebuilding of the City of McPherson website, as City Administrator Nick Gregory said city staff met recently with a consultant.

“I think we had some good, valuable conversations with all the department heads,” Gregory said, “trying to get us headed in the right direction in terms what content and things that we want to have out on the website.”

Already agreed to as part of the planned content is that the website won't simply have a generic welcome message from McPherson Mayor Tom Brown but a section for each of the three commissioners.

“Each of us will have a place in there that you can make any comment from time to time and have yourself or somebody in your area put it in,” Brown said. “So if you want to call attention to anything, all three of us will have the opportunity to put that in. For streets and utilities, public lands and whatever, each commissioner can have a place where they put stuff in.”

One area that drew a bit of discussion as for content during a study session Monday morning was a calendar of events. Brown wanted to see a comprehensive list, as he feels that some events are properly promoted, so people aren't aware they are going on. Gregory assured him that was the plan.

“Whether it is street work that might be happening, whether it's town hall meetings or commission meetings, whether meetings of the various boards and commissions in the city, whether it's events through the CVB,” Gregory said, “it'll be a very comprehensive list of events.”

Civic Plus out of Manhattan was awarded the contract to redesign the website, currently locataed

Gregory estimates the redesigned city website will go live sometime in January.