May 2017. West Mifflin, Pa. The Borough of West Mifflin announced this week that the borough has placed in the annual Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) Communication Contest.
West Mifflin Borough received 2nd place in Social Media, and an honorable mention in Website categories for municipalities with a population of 7,501 plus.
Judging for websites is based on content quality, structure and navigation, layout/design/visual appeal, functionality, interactivity, overall experience, and use of technology.
Judging for social media is based on presence, content/information, engagement, positive impact, consistency, and growth.
This is West Mifflin’s first year entering the communications contest.
Per the PSAB: “Communication with residents is a critical function of local government. It plays an important role in getting out information about projects, street closures, events, and an array of services. This is your opportunity to showcase how well you do that.”
The contest received more than 70 entries from all over Pennsylvania.
West Mifflin Borough Mayor Chris Kelly commented; “Our online presence wasn’t a priority, we needed it to be for the good of our residents. In a very short period, our online presence went from inadequate to GOLD, with the innovative design and user-friendly websites designed and managed by our IT Manager Andy Quayle.
The police have apprehended dozens of individuals thanks to Police Department online “Warrant Board Wednesdays”, attendance of our recreation activities has more doubled due to the online exposure, and our RFP’s have reduced operating costs.”
“It’s an honor to be able to compete with, and work with some of the largest municipalities in the State. The borough IT Department works very hard to use the best tools available to communicate with and engage our public while promoting all that is going on in the borough and showcasing what West Mifflin has to offer.
We’re proud of our online properties and fortunate that we’re able to develop and maintain in-house what would normally cost the borough many thousands of dollars to provide.” Said Information Technology Coordinator Andy Quayle.
Find West Mifflin Borough online at:
WestMifflinBorough.com | WestMifflinPolice.com | WestMifflinRecreation.com
fb.com/WestMifflinBorough | fb.com/WestMifflinPolice | fb.com/WestMifflinRecreation
Instagram.com/WestMifflinPA | Instagram.com/WestMifflinPD
Find out about the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs at: