Santa Rosa, CA, Release: June 2, 2023. For Immediate release
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) freshly redesigned website. This monumental project signifies a pivotal step in enhancing M-NCPPC’s online presence and ensuring that it remains in tune with the dynamic needs of Prince George’s and Montgomery County communities. Please visit www.pgparks.com.
A Fresh Start for M-NCPPC Online:
The M-NCPPC, often referred to as “The Commission,” recognized the need for a comprehensive web redesign effort that goes beyond merely keeping up with the ever-evolving internet landscape. The existing website design was approximately a decade old, and best practices suggest a redesign every 3-4 years to stay current with internet trends and search engine algorithms. The Commission had surpassed that timeline and needed to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance concerns. However, this project isn’t just about meeting technical and legal requirements—it’s about ensuring the website serves the diverse and evolving needs of the Prince George’s and Montgomery County communities.
A Look into M-NCPPC:
The Commission stands as a bi-county parks, recreation, and planning agency, diligently serving the vibrant communities of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Their mission includes the maintenance of parks and recreational facilities, along with managing programs catering to residents of all ages. Furthermore, they play a vital role in overseeing master planning to preserve, protect, and manage the counties’ resources. Each county has its own parks & recreation and planning department, unified by the Central Administrative Services (CAS) department, which provides essential support such as Human Resources, legal, finance, purchasing, and Inspector General services to the four county departments.
M-NCPPC is a substantial organization, boasting around 3,500 full-time career staff, with an additional 4,000 seasonal staff joining during the summer months. Their services touch the lives of approximately 2 million citizens spanning both counties. Their web presence is a critical communication and branding tool, with multiple websites representing specific organizational units within the Commission. The website helps establish the Commission’s brand and serves as an essential information channel for the public.
The Core Objective:
This website redesign project has one primary goal: to revamp the website’s appearance, boost traffic, and provide an enhanced, user-friendly experience. By offering creative, engaging, and easy-to-navigate ADA-compliant designs and content, M-NCPPC aims to ensure that every visitor to their website can access information effortlessly and engage seamlessly with their services.
The project was expertly managed by a dedicated project manager, with oversight provided by the Commission’s assigned project manager. Collaboration was key, and regular check-in meetings were held between the contractor project manager and the Commission’s project manager to ensure that every aspect of the project is on track.
The M-NCPPC website redesign is a momentous undertaking that will undoubtedly enhance the Commission’s ability to communicate, interact, and brand its services to the vibrant communities of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. We invite you to explore the new website and experience the positive changes for yourself. Welcome to the future of M-NCPPC online!