The City of Livonia recently redesigned their website to give it a more modern appearance and added information to use the site to promote the City. A key aspect of the redesign is that it was accomplished with NO city dollars. Four years ago the Livonia Marketing Consortium was formed, initially to develop some printed materials, two TV commercials and a website known as www.livoniaspirit.org. The group raised funds through donations provided by local businesses to accomplish their goals, however, the website wasn’t generating the traffic they had hoped. Dan Putman, IS Director for the City of Livonia, worked with the group for over a year to redirect their talents and redesign the City of Livonia website to help accomplish their goals. The consortium engaged a professional web graphics firm (Octane) to develop a concept for the site and then utilized the City’s web hosting company to make the design changes. Other significant changes include information on “Why Livonia”, Visitor Information and an Education Portal page. It also added a community calendar, that includes events that are not hosted by the City, and enhanced the use of social media including Facebook and Twitter.