Communications Advisory Commission minutes for June 12, 2017

North Liberty Communications Advisory Commission
Meeting Agenda
Monday, June 12, 2017
6:00 p.m. Regular Session
City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

Call to order
Meeting called to order by Commissioners Arnold at 6 p.m.

Roll call
Commissioners Arnold, Wells and Fields were present. Commissioners Gattas and Hoffman were absent. Also present were Nick Bergus, Jillian Miller and Megan Benischek.

Public comment for items not on the agenda
There was none.

Community bench marking survey
Bergus outlined public response of the community bench marking survey and reported a less than 3% response rate so far. The group shared disappointment on only receiving a few hundred responses. Largely, the group believes this is from poor postal delivery through a mass mailing. While there is not a budget for another mailing, the survey will be shared for a second time on the city’s social media, as a news post on the website and through a MailChimp email to subscribers to gain more responses.

Website redesign discussion
Bergus asked the group to provide feedback on the city’s current website as a brainstorm for a new website wish list. Arnold shared interest in more streamlined connections between the library and recreation departments registrations and user accounts and the ability to customize what information residents would like to receive from the city via email on a consistent basis. Fields suggested making the tabs more clickable (rather than having to hover over options), highlighting the day’s events on the homepage, and overall simplifying the site as to not duplicate information. Wells is interested in a more user-friendly calendar of events and site search ability. The group was interested in an FAQ section of the website and exploring the option of including a live feed of city’s social networks.

Staff report
Staff reported on a new communications assistant, the community bench marking survey, network upgrades, and upcoming events. Details can be found in the packet.

Approval of minutes
Wells moved, and Fields seconded for approval of May’s meeting minutes.

Old business
None.

New business
New commissioners for the Communications Advisory Commission will be joining at the next meeting.

Next meeting date
The next meeting will be held on August 7, 2017.

Adjourn
Wells moved and Fields seconded to adjourn at 6:38 p.m. will all in favor.