EXCLUSIVE: City of Dayton unveils new logo, website

 The city of Dayton unveiled a new logo and redesigned website today, Monday, Sept. 26.

Dayton spokeswoman Toni Bankston said the website -- which was nine months in the making -- is designed to make it easier for citizens, businesses and visitors to find city services, city forms, and report concerns. The site also features a new event calendar.

Daytonohio.gov had not been updated since 2007 and was clunky and cluttered, she said.

“It wasn’t easy to navigate,” Bankston said.

Note: you may have to clear your browser's cache to see the new design.

The website now has microsites for the water, fire, police, and recreation department. The three had independent sites before now.

Among other things, residents can sign up to receive text/sms message alerts about road closures, water main breaks and other issues.

The site has a new “I want to...” tab designed to make most requested pages easier to find, Bankston said.

adddddScreen grab of the city of Dayton's new website design.

Kansas-based CivicPlus, a municipal website developer, designed the website and provided content management services at a cost of $59,200.

The three-colored logo and other custom branding work was created by Dayton-based Ohlmann Group for $25,000.

The logo and branding will be phased in during three to five years on Dayton-owned vehicles and other property, Bankston said.

adddddCity of Dayton's new logo

The city hopes to improve the website’s permit search tool this year, and is planning a public works tool that will allow residents to subscribe to weekly email, phone, Twitter or text message reminders for waste collection.

Its public affairs department is launching the podcast “Birthplace of Next,” which will feature city leaders discussing livable, sustainable and innovative issues in the community.

adddddScreen grab of  art of the city of Dayton's old website design. 

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