Refreshing Changes Coming to DCo Community and Employee Websites
By Hudson Oliver
Over the next few months, Durham County Government will be firing up two refreshed websites that will enable better user experiences for citizens and employees.
The County’s intranet for employees, and the external website are now being extensively revamped to make information easier to find while increasing audience engagement.
“Our websites strongly shape how citizens and employees feel about working with and for Durham County Government because they are the most powerful and widely used tools to engage these respective audiences,” said Wendell Davis, Durham County Manager. “These new sites are more examples of the many efforts we are undertaking to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing region.”
Originally introduced in 2012, the refreshed DCONC.Gov external website, will be launched in July while the new intranet, MyDCo, is scheduled to unveil in September.
“Feedback from our citizens showed a need to improve our website by making information easier to find and enable easier ways to conduct business with the County,” said Davis. “We want our new community website to reflect that the County is a great place for people and businesses to live, grow and thrive.”
The new employee intranet, MyDCo, replaces the existing DCinfo which was introduced in 2002.
“Encouraging collaboration between employees is a major new benefit of MyDCo,” said Davis. “As an organization we want to take advantage of our smart employees and also make the organization a more fun and dynamic place to work.”
Durham County continues to be one of the fastest growing Counties in North Carolina and the U.S. Since 2016, Durham County Government has introduced several new efforts to position the organization to meet the changing needs of the community. These include Managing for Results, reorganizing the leadership/management structure and more.