December 12, 2014

East Conference Room, Monument Hall
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

What are your web site plans in 2015? Will you go through a redesign, create a social media plan, or start mailing e-newsletters? We’ll discuss goals for the new year in our last GoWProNJ meeting of the year. Featuring a special presentation by Robly, a new e-newsletter company in the realm of MailChimp and Constant Contact, lots of insights, and elections for next year’s GoWProNJ officers.

This is an open discussion, so chime in on any topic you like!

October 3, 2014

Morris County Administration & Records Building
Office of Public Information, 2nd floor
10 Court Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

October’s meeting features a presentation and walk-through of Bootstrap, the wildly popular CSS framework, as well as a discussion of the NAGW conference.

June 13, 2014

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Environmental Park
Recycling Center, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
6700 Delilah Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

June’s meeting featured a discussion with Siteimprove Local Government Account Executive Josh Ditthardt, whose presentation will focus on content governance – what is content governance? What are the common challenges and best practices for improving online government information and services? What options do local governments have to help achieve information delivery goals?

April 11, 2014

Union County Engineering Building
2325 South Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

April’s meeting featured a presentation by ArchiveSocial, a company dedicated to managing social media public records for government agencies.

February 7, 2014

Sponsoring host: Union County

Galloping Hill Golf Clubhouse
6 Golf Drive
Kenilworth

This meeting featured a presentation by PublicStuff, the election of new officers, and a discussion about GoWProNJ’s upcoming sessions at the GMIS conference.
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February 1, 2013

Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Wendy Brawer, Green Map founder and director, demonstrated the non-profit Green Map System, a sustainable mapping movement providing icons, engagement resources and mapping infrastructure (GreenMap.org). This was followed up by a meet-and-greet with the Jersey Access Group Co-Chairs, Bob Duthaler and Sharon Colucci, where we discussed local cable TV access channels.

Full agenda

August 2012

Presentation by Sharon Colucci, Montclair TV34 Station Manager, and a demo of PageFreezer, a web and social media archiving application.

June 2012

Vendor CivicPlus came to discuss their latest projects and other government web-related issues. Legislation was discussed in depth.

February 2012

Google Transit on Google Maps

Thor Carlson of Sussex County presented their use of Google Transit, a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest agency data with the power of Google Maps. Upcoming legislation pertinent to web/internet was discussed.
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December 2011

All About YouTown

YouTown is a free mobile platform for all cities, counties and govt agencies, making it easy to connect with your citizens on the go. YouTown’s Sid Burgess visited GoWProNJ to talk about the free app.
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October 2011

Discussion: Hurricane Irene

What we each did; What worked; What didn’t work; Problems we can identify with emergency communications; What suggestions we can make as online communicators to help inform the public during emergencies. The results of this discussion will be put together as a white paper issued by GoWProNJ. Ideas on appropriate venues to distribute the white paper were also discussed.

Also, those that attended the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) annual conference in Cincinnati shared various tips, tricks and trends.

June 2011

– Presentation by Morris County, NJ: Automating the Public Information Process
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April 2011

– Roundtable discussion with Felipe Escobar, a web designer from Colombia, South America
– Presentation of MCUrgent, Morris County’s emergency notification system, by Carol Spencer
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February 2011

– Jennifer D’Autrechy, State of NJ Treasurer’s office, discussed S708—Transparency in Government Act
– Carol Spencer updated GoWProNJ on the Advanced Notice of Public RuleMaking
– GoWProNJ elections were held

April 2010

Mercer County Interactive Bike Map
– DVRPC – Interactive Mercer County Bike Map
– DVRPC – Emma Email Marketing Solution
Agenda
Minutes

February 2010

“Utilizing your Website to Connect with More People, Enhance Services and Save Money”
Presented by GovDelivery
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December 2009

“Getting Your Agency’s Message Out: More Social Media Channels with Less Effort,” presented by Carol A. Spencer

August 2009

BidNet (www.BidNet.com) demonstration.

June 2009

Free and cheap stuff. Flash presentation and PDF document are available.

April 2009

“Anatomy of Web Site Redesign,” by Joe Fazekas of the DVRPC.

February 2009

Peer reviews. Design techniques and review tools were discussed. The agenda includes an entire page of review resources.

December 2008

WebQA (www.GovQA.com) demonstration

October 2008

Forms and Portfolios in Acrobat 9.0.