Ridgefield gets a page on state tourism website

The town now has a landing page on the state of Connecticut’s official tourism website, a move that members of the Economic and Community Development Commission hope will help drive visitors from out of town.

“We are now authorized users for the CTvisit website,” said ECDC member Amanda Duff, who has been working on updating the town’s social media advertising for the commission.

The town page will allow the commission to advertise local events, as well as give information on shopping, restaurants, and other local attractions, Duff said.

For visuals, the commission contracted Kate Wark, a local photographer, to shoot photos of the town. Wark plans to capture the town’s landmarks in four different seasons, so the commission can update the look of the site throughout the year, Duff said.

She said she will be updating the town’s paragraph on the site over the next few days.

“How much money is going into that?” asked ECDC member Paul Levine.

“Free,” said Duff. “It’s the state tourism department — they get money from the state government; and they offer, as a service to local towns, the option to become partners.”