City of Birmingham Launches New Website
(City of Birmingham, Nov. 22, 2021)
Birmingham, MI- The City of Birmingham invites the community to visit its new website at www.bhamgov.org. With hundreds of daily visitors, the City’s website serves as an informational resource to residents, businesses, visitors and others in the community. While the website address remains the same, visitors will experience a beautiful, modern design as well as enhanced functionality throughout the new website.
“The website was developed over a period of several months with personnel from various city departments,” said Birmingham Communications Director Marianne Gamboa. “We are excited to introduce enhanced features that will make it easy for users to interact with the city and quickly find what they need.”
The site was designed with the goal of creating a user-friendly and positive experience for all website visitors. The responsive design adapts to the user’s device and browser, making it easy to navigate anywhere, anytime. A translate feature allows site content to be translated into more than 70 languages. The site layout and aesthetics focus on the beauty of Birmingham, showcasing various aspects of the city through the use of photography and videography. Enhanced website features include:
e-Notifications – Receive Text and/or Email When Agendas & Minutes are Posted
The site features a new and improved e-notification system, meaning previous e-notification subscribers must sign up to receive notifications by doing the following:
- Visit bhamgov.org/enotify, enter an email and/or cell, select desired webpages and click save.
- Follow the emailed link to confirm subscriptions.
- E-notifications will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, so users should add that email to their safe senders list
Enhanced Search Function
In addition to the clean, intuitive design and easy-to-navigate content, the homepage offers quick links to trending webpages. An enhanced, custom-curated search feature is also available to assist users in finding information quickly.
Meeting Documents & Footage in One Place
To streamline navigation, all meeting documents including agendas, minutes and footage are now located on each board and committee webpage, accessible at www.bhamgov.org/boardsandcommittees.
Enhanced Calendar with Embedded Google Maps
From Commission meetings to concerts in the park, it is now easier than ever to stay up to date on what’s happening in Birmingham. The new calendar features event images and an embedded Google map with navigation to meeting and event locations. Syncing functionality allows Google users to add city meetings and events to their personal calendar. Access the new calendar at www.bhamgov.org/calendar.
An ADA widget enables site users to easily change the font size and curser, adjust text spacing, contrast and more.
The community is encouraged to explore and enjoy the new site. Users may need to clear their cache to view the brand new site. For questions or more information regarding the site, contact email@example.com.