NIC Hawaii and the State of Hawaii Office of Information Practices (OIP) are pleased to announce the launch of the modernized State Public Meetings Calendar.
The calendar serves as the go-to online location to find out about all state agency, board and commission events and now makes it even easier for citizens to keep up with Hawaii state government. The site is responsive, meets accessibility requirements, has a fresh, appealing look and feel, is easy to navigate and offers search options by time period and by calendar name to find events of interest.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more important for citizens to have access to meetings of boards and commissions,” said Cheryl Kakazu Park, OIP Director. “The modernization of the calendar application makes it easier for our residents to search for events whose outcomes can affect them.”
The primary focus of the modernization was to improve the user experience. The site incorporates responsive features that adapt to the visitor’s device, whether via smartphone, tablet or personal computer, and meets accessibility guidelines to ensure information is available to all. A help page has been added to address public and agency questions, and navigation has been improved. Agency users will find it easier to enter agendas and other meeting details.
“Our goal is to make sure citizens can access the information they need quickly and intuitively, especially in today’s rapidly evolving environment,” said Burt Ramos, NIC Hawaii General Manager.
The State Public Meetings Calendar application was created in partnership with NIC Hawaii, the official internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.