City staff worked closely with Revize Software Systems, a leading provider of state-of-the-art websites for local governments, to develop a website that is easy to navigate, aesthetically pleasing, informative and interactive for citizens. Over the past nine months, Revize worked closely with City staff through the various phases of the website redesign process. This process allowed the City to create its vision for the look and feel of the new custom website.
Whether users are looking for a City Council meeting agenda, property records, or information about how to rent a city facility, www.saginaw-mi.com is the one-stop-shop for almost every city need. The upgraded site has many user-friendly features such as Responsive Web Design which automatically scales the site to fit the users’ browsers on computers, tablets and smartphones. The new website utilizes Content Management Software, which will allow City staff to easily maintain and upload new information for a more accurate and up-to-date website.
The ease of navigation is highlighted by the ability to access important resources
through multiple methods, including an “I Want To…” section on the homepage that features a drop down list of the most highly visited pages on the website, and “Quick Links” located in the center of the homepage which also allows visitors to easily access high priority information.
The redesigned website also features a “Latest News” tab that provides access to City of
Saginaw newsletters, informational brochures, as well as current and archived press releases. Residents will also notice the website features a “translate” tab in the top navigation bar to allow users to translate the site’s content into any language of their choosing.
The website is automatically integrated with the City’s Facebook page, YouTube,
Instagram, and Twitter which will allow residents to connect to the City’s various social media platforms. A social media “share” fly-out bar is visible on the right side of each page, allowing visitors to share the page they are viewing on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
City Manager Tim Morales commented, “We’re thrilled to launch our redesigned website that provides a better user experience. As our reliance on technology continues to grow, it’s imperative that our website is informative, accurate, and functional for our community. Our Technical Services team has worked hard to integrate City content and to enhance the availability of this information to the public. We know that thousands of people access the City’s website each month, and we want visitors, residents and businesses to have the best experience possible when engaging with the City online.”
For questions or assistance in accessing or using the City of Saginaw website, please contact the City Manager’s office at (989) 759-1401.