acknowledgments

At the risk of leaving out a any deserving contributors we would like to thank the many people who worked together to build this site.

Among the talented and committed people that have contributed to this website we want to acknowledge:

Mayor Steve K. Gold :: Long before being elected the mayor of Beacon, Steve Gold collaborated with Jason Fisch to create the original City of Beacon website. Over the years Steve has tirelessly kept site current and informative. As mayor, he envisioned a new life for the website and oversaw the redesign to the current incarnation.

Special thanks to Meredith Robson our City Administrator, Sara Pasti of the City Council, J. Randall Williams Beacon's IT guru, Sam Nelson of Clever Name Here, and to ARTiculate, Inc. for donating hosting service.

Development Team

Lani Offen :: Our project manager, Lani developed the information architecture and project specifications, and managed the project from initial discovery through launch. Lani also wrote a good deal of content, took pictures, and in general, provided the vision for this website.

Randall Martin :: Even as the task grew dramatically greater our fearless Photo Editor did not flinch. The photos on this site are what make it sing. Randall's effort far exceeded that of photo editor and his graphic design contribution extends to every corner of this site. For more information about Randall's graphic design work visit his website Randall Martin Design.

Litza Stark :: Litza, our amazing web developer and honorary Beaconite, found a way to build every feature we needed and suggested some of her own. Litza works with the Beacon firm Clever Name Here, a technology company specializing in providing open-source solutions for not-for-profit organizations.

Alexandra White :: Alex, our art director, captured Beacon's quirky personality in a sophisticated web design. The incredibly extensible and easily implementable design is not only beautiful but kept us on budget when it came time to build. Alex heads the eponymous Alexandra White Design, a graphic design firm specializing in interactive media, print and identity work.

Alana Reynolds :: Alana and Mark wrote or edited much of the content on the site. Alana wrote home page features, edited copy, and researched and wrote the book on garbage and recycling. Move over Oscar, Alana is now the official trash monster in Beacon.

Mark Roland :: Alana and Mark wrote or edited much of the content on the site. Mark wrote home page features, edited ever more copy, and researched and wrote the visitors' guide. Don't miss his amazing photos of Beacon on BCN.

Special thanks to the following photographers:

Rob Penner :: Rob took portraits and still lifes especially for this site: mayor, city administrator, police department, city attorney; municipal matters, council, boards, & committees. For more information visit Rob Penner online.

Robert Rodriguez Jr. :: Robert contributed landscapes for banners throughout site and gallery album Beacon Then and Now. For more information visit Robert Rodriquez Jr. online.

Meredith Heuer :: Meredith took portraits especially for this site: city clerk, assessor's office, human relations commission, Howland Public Library, council, boards, & committees, other services. For more information visit Meredith Heuer online.

Rob Featherstone :: Rob took portraits and outdoor images especially for this site: disaster preparedness committee, municipal matters, council, boards, & committees, other services. For more information visit Rob Featherstone online.

Peter McGivney :: Peter contributed outdoor images for the calendar banner, the Howland Public Library banner, and the gallery album Beacon Festivals.

Paul David O'Hanlon :: Paul took still lifes and outdoor images especially for this site: the gallery album Beacon Breakfast. For more information visit Paul David O'Hanlon online.

John Fasulo :: John contributed portrait images for gallery: Faces of Beacon. For more information visit John Fasulo online.

Linda Hubbard :: Linda contributed images for gallery: Beacon Then and Now. For more information visit Linda Hubbard online.

Bob Murphy :: Beacon Historical Society, Beacon Historical Society online  contributed images for banners throughout the site.

Chris Albert :: Chris contributed gallery people scene for feature: Second Saturday. For more information visit Chris Albert online.

Michael Bowman :: Michael contributed fire truck photo for feature: Fire Department. For more information visit Micheal Bowman online.

Stacey Ward Kelley :: Stacy contributed images for thumbnails and banners: Water and Sewer Department. For more information visit Stacy and Carrie Ward Kelley online.

Jeremy Lyons :: Jeremy contributed image for homepage feature: Quadricentennial. For more information visit Jeremy Lyons online.

George Mansfield :: Answered many vexing questions and contributed images including the banner: City Council

Susanne Moss :: Susanne contributed image for Community Groups Gallery Susanne Moss online.

Joseph Roberts :: contributed image for homepage feature: Main Street.

Rob Rutigliano :: Rob contributed images yet to be posted. For more information visit Rob Rutigliano online.

Aryeh Siegel :: Aryeh contributed images for  Welcome the Fleet Festival banners

Rich Stecher :: Rich contributed fireworks shells photo for the Fireworks! feature. For more information visit Rich Stecher online.