The Town of Williamsport is a community located in Washington County, Maryland. Williamsport has a rich history, largely centered around the C&O Canal and Potomac River. Recent restoration work at Cushwa Basin, along with the potential relocation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park headquarters has spurred economic development and tourism.
Launched in 2008, the williamsportmd.gov website had become dated, did not reflect the history of the growing community, had limited functionality, and did not provide adequate access to municipal services. The site also lacked the tools necessary to effectively promote the town and its activities through social media and did not comply with today’s accessibility and security standards.
As the Internet has become a primary means to engage citizens and keep them informed about services, events, and community issues, the Town of Williamsport needed a new website that would serve as a better hub for municipal services and tourism. It was also important to provide better mobile access and push information that was important to travelers front-and-center.
DatAchieve Digital provided Williamsport with an attractive, mobile-friendly website that better reflects the town, serves as an online hub for activities and governance, and incorporates the social media tools necessary to foster communication between community members. The new website includes an interactive map of local attractions, integration of social sharing and publishing tools, complete content management, and a mobile-responsive website accessible to the growing number of tourists and mobile visitors.