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Amelia County, Virginia, Thinks Big with New Parks & Rec Application

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Amelia County, Virginia Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with Virginia Interactive (VI) to create a brand new, mobile-ready solution with a deep array of online services. The Amelia County Parks & Recreation application has already received awards after launching earlier this month. The service was recently honored by the prestigious MarCom awards, which recognizes national excellence in marketing and communication.

The solution not only fields features in one easy-to-navigate location, but it also allows for greater access to recreation services for youth and families. Parents and guardians can now easily locate activities and complete all the necessary steps for connecting the nearly 400 youth that participate annually to programs within the county easily and more conveniently. Citizens are able to register their children for any one of 12 sports across a range of age groups, with more sports becoming available. A selection of eight facilities are also available for rental, including everything from weight rooms to outdoor pavilions. Secure online payments and administrative tools for the county to better track and report on services round out the offerings of the new, innovative solution.

"VI has helped us totally recreate our parks and recreation sports registration process. No more driving in with paper forms for our citizens - we can now register our children for sports (or ourselves for classes) with the click of a button," says Carla Cave, Amelia County Finance Director. "This has been a major goal for us as a county, and Virginia Interactive made it happen. We have truly enjoyed the experience and can't say enough about the team we worked with from VI. Two highly enthusiastic thumbs up from Amelia County."

All of these features come together to form an innovative and convenient solution that is fully secure and able to grow with the county for many years to come. Funding for the project was made possible through VI's flexible model designed to eliminate up-front cost via a fixed transactional fee per registration.

"I am proud that our partnership with Amelia County has resulted in this innovative solution that will make registering for sports and facilities easier and more convenient for the citizens of the county," said Travis Sarkees, VI General Manager. "Our mission is to create solutions that makes citizens' interactions with state and local government simpler, and we have achieved this with the new Amelia County Parks & Recreation solution."

About Virginia Interactive

Virginia Interactive, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC Inc., is part of the NIC family of digital government service providers, making life simple for the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


Virginia Interactive
Travis Sarkees, 804-786-1855
General Manager
Amelia County
Carla Cave, 804-561-3039
Finance Director

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