Jackson County (MO) Websites

In 2007 the Jackson County (Missouri) website was little more than a glorified blog with three posts on its home page and a departments tab. The site consisted of fewer than 30 pages and attracted less than 400,000 visitors per year. Despite the county's use at the time of an antiquated content management system (CMS), I utilized my graphic design skills and HTML code-writing ability to build not only a new primary county website, but also new sites for the Parks + Rec Department, COMBAT program, Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office.

 

As the content developer, I built out more than 1,000 pages on these sites, writing news and feature articles with the philosophy of serving as the county's internal "news agency." Meanwhile, I often kept the sites running through writing code to fix the "junk HTML" the outdated CMS generated—until 2015 when I managed moving the sites to a new CMS.

Traffic on the county sites have exceeded 3 million visitors per year for eight consecutive years.

I have NOT been responsible for the content on the Jackson County websites since January 2017 when I moved from being the county's web content developer to website administrator. My focus has shifted from public relations to analytics and developing a master plan to rebuilding the county's sites to be more service-oriented.

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