Welcome to the e-Government Help Center for Vermont Towns
The Help Center is a valuable “toolkit” for officials and citizens who want to build a Web presence for their town or make improvements to existing online information. This site includes best practice recommendations such as strategic planning, managing content and understanding the concepts of handicapped accessibility and usability on the Web.
- Check out the Plans and Policies section for examples of strategic plans, website policies and Web manager job descriptions and written by municipal officers, along with a sample RFP for website work and questions to ask before hiring a vendor to do Web-related work.
- Search the Resource Library for links to topics related to website and online application management.
- Look through a town website template filled with examples of useful content that encourages transparency and openness in local government.
- Read the e-Gov Blog section for tips on optimizing search for town websites, municipal records retention on the Web and registering a town website for a .vt.gov domain name.
The Help Center was developed by the Snelling Center for Government, a partner with the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project. For two years—from 2010 to 2012—the e-Vermont Project successfully provided digital tools, resources and training in 24 rural towns. Libraries, schools, municipalities, small businesses and individuals in these towns are now more connected to 21st century technology.
Plan for your community’s digital future by using the resources here and at the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project website.