Jackson County Government Launches New Website

A new county website will assist residents with questions of the who, what, when, where & how of county government.
The site is located at http://www.jacksoncounty.in.gov/.
“This new website will allow county residents access to a list of activities scheduled in the county, and they also may contact county offices through the site,” Duane Davis said.
Davis, the county’s Emergency Management Agency director, has been working with a committee of other county employees to provide information for the website. Other members of that group include Jeff Hubbard, the county’s human resources manager; Stan Darlage, the jail commander; J.L. Brewer, the executive director of the county’s community corrections program; J.L. McElfresh, a court security officer; and Davis’ assistant director, Robert Baldwin.
“We started working on this back in March of this year,” Davis said.
The website was developed for free by CivicPlus, a Manhattan, Kan.-based firm. That company offered a promotion for Hoosier counties earlier this year that Jackson County won, and the company will provide development, maintenance and training service for the site for free for a two-year period, Davis said.
Davis said he can post emergency notifications on the site, and those notices can be viewed by clicking on a red flashing button that will be activated.
“Local officeholders have been working throughout the spring and summer providing information about their departments for the site,” Davis said.
The website offers contact information for each county office, a staff directory and maps of the county.
The website also includes a link to county job openings.