We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Our web addresses are the same, www.townof bluffton.sc.gov and www.bluffton police.sc.gov, but our look is completely new.

With the help of Hazel Digital Media, a local Bluffton vendor, we have totally redesigned the feel and function of the site.

At the top of every page we have links to Bluffton Explorer (our online mapping tool), Employment Opportunities, Bid Opportunities, Contact Us and our Social Media links. You will also notice a Google Translate box you can click on to translate the site to your preferred language.

From the homepage you can easily access information about upcoming meetings, community events, media releases, financial reports, departments, etc.

If you are looking for quick information check out the “I Want To” tab in the top navigation for frequently asked questions such as:

  • Find parking in Old Town Bluffton
  • Rent a Town facility
  • Voting information
  • Find out if I live in the Town of Bluffton
  • Contact a staff member
  • Sign up for trash service

Take a tour of the new site and let us know what you think. Use the Contact Us page; we would love to hear from you.

Cyber security

In September, our Information Technology Department and the Bluffton Police Department will be hosting a Cyber Security and Terrorism training session provided by a grant through Homeland Security, FEMA and the University of Arkansas. These groups developed the Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative.

This training is a two-part class, with each one-week long. They offer training at no cost to anyone that works for state and local government, public and private utilities, banking and finance, colleges and schools systems, and healthcare systems.

This hands-on class provides real world experience and enables class participants the ability to prevent or greatly reduce the risk of cyber-based attacks.

To learn more about this offering and all upcoming classes, visit their website www.cyberterrorismcenter.org.

Lisa Sulka is the mayor of Bluffton.