City of Vernon website earns top recognition

The City of Vernon's new website, developed by Upandup Studios, has received the AVA Digital Gold Award.

The City of Vernon’s new website, developed by Upandup Studios, has received the AVA Digital Gold Award.

The new site includes enhanced features such as interactive maps, image gallery and improved search functions. Users can also subscribe to receive city updates including notice of upcoming meetings, career opportunities and news releases.

“We are proud to see this recognition of the city’s efforts to better communicate with our residents, businesses and visitors,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications officer for the city.

“Our goal was to create a site that was attractive, user-friendly and informative, as well as one that reflects this fantastic community. This award is an indication that the industry believes we are moving in the right direction.”

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.