Modesto, California won 7th place in size category -
In the past year Modesto has deployed several projects that engage citizens and boost the city’s commitment to effective, responsive and transparent government. Those include the website renovation project www.modestogov.com. The site, completed in June 2016, entailed a complete overhaul of more than 1,200 pages of content. It required over thirty employees working across departments to update all content, migrate and review content and learn the new content management system. The result of the effort is an easy-to-navigate and visually appealing site. The GoModesto! official city app connects residents to government and allows a more responsive, agile government response to citizen needs through immediate access to city leaders and council representatives, the ability to submit service request, view job opportunities, neighborhood engagement and recreation activities and more. The city is also prioritizing social media like never before. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn audiences have grown by more than 25% in the last year, and the city has registered new accounts with Periscope, Instagram and YouTube.