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City Launches Redesigned Website

Welcome to the new and improved website for the City of Lynnwood.

Background
The website software and servers that previously supported the City's website was over 10 years old. The last major redesign of the City's website took place in 2001. In the Fall of 2011, a branding team worked on applying the city brand to a proposed site design. On June 6, 2012, the Lynnwood City Council approved the contract that enabled staff to begin moving forward on the project. Shortly after the contract approval, a city Website Advisory Committee with representatives from each city department began working collaboratively on the new navigation structure and design of the website. Using the city's vision, analysis from the old website (see Top 25 Web Pages side bar), and the application of current government website best practices, the Website Advisory Committee implemented the following primary content areas: Things To Do, City Services, Government, Public Safety, and Choose Lynnwood

We appreciate your patience as we adjust and continue to migrate content from the old website to the new. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or any specific feedback on the website. Use the Feedback link on the right side of the is page, or email the City Webmaster.


Project Goals
The primary goal of this project was to replace the current website with a new and improved website and software infrastructure. The new website needed to be easier for users to navigate, more efficient for City staff to manage, and provide the citizens of the City of Lynnwood access to a wide variety of services.  

Short Term Goals

  1. Improve the tools that support updating the website, i.e.; content management system (CMS).
  2. Improve the information architecture that supports easy navigation of the site to key City services.
  3. Redesign the website with a new look and feel supporting the branding efforts of the City and reflecting the diverse make up and vision of the citizens of the City

Long Term Goals

  1. Improve the timeliness of content published to the website.
  2. Expand the services the City offers to citizens on the website.
  3. Enable updating the look and feel of the website on an as-needed basis.
  4. Expand the amount of information the City publishes on the website.
  5. Ensure easy accessibility and navigational user experience, encouraging citizens to return.
  6. Reflect the values and character of the City both visually and informationally.