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Updated Funding & Technical Assistance Handbook for Delaware Local Governments

    You can now view the updated version of the Funding & Technical Assistance Handbook for Delaware Governments published by the Institute for Public Administration. View the updated handbook in PDF format: http://www.ipa.udel.edu/publications/fta-handbook-2016.pdf For a list of other IPA publications please visit the University of Delaware’s website: http://www.ipa.udel.edu/publications/publicpolicy.html   Any questions at all please contact […]




Freedom of Information Act Information

Looking for information on the Freedom of Information Act? Check out Attorney General Matt Denn’s website for all your FOIA needs. http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/executive/opengov.shtml




Complete Communities – Delaware Project Site

A “complete” community promotes healthy lifestyles, economic growth, and sustainability through an integrated approach to transportation, land-use, and community design. The Delaware Complete Communities Planning Toolbox is a resource for community leaders and local government officials to utilize: Complete-Communities Planning Approaches in 5 key area of land use and development. Complete Streets Efficient Land Use […]




Is Your Town Interested in Google Analytics?

In case you missed the last MWDG meeting on March 23rd, 2015, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that we WILL be implementing Google Analytics into your websites upon request. For those of you that might not know, Google Analytics is the industry standard in website traffic monitoring and will […]




Power of a Good Headline

At the last MWDG meeting held on March 23, 2015, Julianne Musante from the Government Information Center gave a presentation on “The Power of a Good Headline”. In this presentation she went over: Why Headlines Are Important Elements That Make a Headline Pop Is Your Headline Good or Bad? 8 Winning Headline Strategies Power Words […]




Using WordPress “tags” — Best Practices

Those of you that are using the GIC WordPress system for their municipality blogs should really read this article. It explains the nature of “tagging” and the benefits and possible detriments they bring to your site. If anyone has questions on using tags properly, please contact us at the GIC by clicking the “about us” […]




Make Your Website a Brand Ambassador

Wondering how to promote your Municipality and attract more tourists to your city, town or county?  Check out these opportunities and strategies for the real world as presented by Linda Parkowski, Director of Delaware Tourism Office presented Spet 22, 2014 Make Your Website a Brand Ambassador              




Assistance requested from the National Association of Government Web Professionals

The following email was received from fellow MWDG member and chair of the Government Web Professionals Pinnacle Awards Committee, Barbara Belli. She is requesting our assistance. Please read the message below and contact her via the email listed in her message below.




Electronic Records Retention – January 2014

Ever wonder if emails, databases, or scans are considered public records? Do you know what the basic categories for retention are? In January 2014, Kit Carson the Government Services Manager from the Delaware Public Archives did a presentation on Electronic Records. You can view the full presentation here: Electronic Record Retention Presentation If you have […]




SEO Best Practices – November 2013

At our MWDG meeting in November 2013, Ben Kaminiski of the GIC did a presentation on “Search Engine Optimization”. To learn more about SEO, why it is important, best practices and much more you can view the entire presentation here: Search Engine Optimization Overview/Best Practices If you have any questions regarding SEO, please contact us. […]