OCWD.com Honored with APEX Award of Excellence
OCWD’s newly designed website recently won an APEX 2016 Award of Excellence. The Twenty Eighth Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) is a competition for communications professionals. OCWD’s Public Affairs Department was recognized for its work on the website and wishes to acknowledge web designers NetRelations and everyone who was involved in creating and implementing this successful website.
As a public agency the District’s new website includes extensive documents, better forms for tour reservations and public records requests, audio and video clips of meetings, and information that addresses not only duties and how OCWD performs its duties, but why—motivations for its management practices and decisions—for better public understanding.
The new website was crafted to reflect OCWD’s core values that not only include transparency, but sound planning, investment and financial management, high-quality water, environmental stewardship, and a highly reliable water supply.
APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. APEX Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of several categories. There were over 1,600 entries and, according to award sponsors, it was an exceptionally intense competition.