FREDERICK, Md. – Visitors to Frederick County Government’s website will see a new design and improved ease of use. The site, FrederickCountyMD.gov, began rolling out a new look mid-day Tuesday. The entire site should reflect the change by the end of the day. The new design features larger images, a high-contrast background, and quick links that reflect the most commonly visited pages. New calendars on the home page will help residents find upcoming meetings and broadcasts.
“I am excited to launch the new website,” County Executive Jessica Fitzwater said. “Thousands of people use the site each day, and this redesign should make it easier for them to find the information they need. The Transition Team recommended an overhaul of the site to be more constituent-focused, and that is exactly what we’ve done.”
Frederick County Government’s website is responsively designed so people viewing on mobile devices can easily find content. There is a pop-up chat option that answers common questions, as well as links to FCG FixIt, the County’s constituent services app for reporting issues, asking questions, or submitting compliments. Three new Government Happenings calendars feature meeting information for County Council sessions, boards and commission meetings, and FCG TV programming. A Google Translate button can be found on each page of the site. CivicPlus hosts Frederick County’s site. The company worked with Frederick County’s Interagency Information Technology Division, the Office of Communications and Public Engagement, and representatives from each division to overhaul the website.