RANDOLPH, NJ-The 53rd Annual Municipal Public Information Contest, sponsored by Rutgers Center for Government Services, the NJ League of Municipalities, and the NJ Municipal Management Association, sought to acknowledge those municipalities that produced outstanding public informational materials between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014.  The contest was open to all 565 New Jersey Municipalities, five of which were bestowed with first-place honors, while six other municipalities were given special recognitions.

Director of the Center for Government Services, Alan Zalkind, stated, “The importance of a local government’s ability to communicate with its residents cannot be overstated.  The contest’s entries illustrated the serious commitment by the entrants to effectively communicate with eth public.  Moreover, the entries we received reflected transparency and a respect for the residents’ right to be informed about municipal operations.”    Randolph’s website was chosen due to its readability and navigability, the quality of its mobile version and the “Parks & Recreation Hotline Alert”.  

The Randolph Township Website is designed and maintained by Pavia Kriegman of Paviaweb.com. “The Mayor and Township Council set a goal at the beginning of 2014 to improve access to the website’s information and make it more mobile-friendly.  Pavia Kriegman did an incredible job of executing the goal and the League of Municipality Award is a testament to this effort,” said Township Manager Steve Mountain.  “To have our website selected as one of the best municipal websites in the State of New Jersey is a great achievement for Randolph Township and we are honored by the recognition.”

Mayor James Loveys was on hand to accept the award on behalf of Randolph Township on Nov. 20, 2014 at the League of Municipalities Annual Conference in Atlantic City.