It is called to provide community-wide leadership in workforce development as well as in the broader realm of regional economic development.
This transition posed numerous challenges. There was considerable uncertainty as to what this new organization was to look like and how it was to function. The essence of the new organization needed to be communicated effectively to service agencies, the membership, and the community at large. More importantly, the WDC needed to begin to actually fulfill its leadership mandate.
The WDC needed a web site to communicate the new mission as well as fulfill it. They also wanted something they could update themselves on a regular basis.
The WDC contracted with Interactive Consulting (IC) to help it develop an organizational web site that would help it to meet some of these challenges. We proceeded through a rigorous process to establish the purpose and shape of the web site and to design and program it.
Interactive Consulting developed a unique solution for this organization's needs. First, the web site was designed to reach leaders and business owners primarily. We thus emphasized the community leadership aspect of the project by quoting key members of the council on particular areas of interest and expertise.
We also implemented some key areas to accomplish the leadership mandate:
An "In Focus" section with key and timely articles on topics of interest.
A Discussion Forum for interaction.
A dynamic home page
Custom iconography to help establish identity.
The site has been warmly received by staff and the community alike. It has done much to help convey a positive and professional image for the Council.