Embodying the vision of developing a digital town hall, the new MtnLakes.org serves as the hub of this vibrant community. Seeking to a develop a website conforming to the highest standards of quality and creativity, the Borough of Mountain Lakes selected Digital Strategy Associates LLC as the prime contractor following an exhaustive search process. Collaborating with a committee consisting of twelve stakeholders, including residents, governing board members, employees, and community volunteers, our designers incorporated their feedback throughout every step of process. While the new website was in the design phase, our project manager crafted a comprehensive transition plan to seamlessly migrate the borough’s existing onsite hosting to a new cloud based solution. The migration included the seamless transfer of over 5GB of data, consisting of thousands of important files and media.
The new website engages resident’s by providing them with the opportunity to submit community news and events, access a historical photo database, and contribute to a communitywide FAQ section, Customized access control levels allows the Borough’s eight plus committees and five departments the ability to easily update and manage their respective webpages, while providing administrators with the tools necessary to moderate postings. The interactive calendar provides residents with a mobile friendly interface from which to submit and search local community events. Following the website’s launch, the new MtnLakes.org received widespread acclaim from residents, who citied its intuitive design and robust offering of online services as among the best features.