Experience Olympia & Beyond, Thurston County’s visitor and convention bureau, has received a silver Davey Award for its new website, ExperienceOlympia.com.

The awards, overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, recognize outstanding creative work from small agencies worldwide. Experience Olympia’s award is shared with the Seattle office of marketing firm Simpleview, the developer of the new ExperienceOlympia.com website.

“We are honored to be recognized on an international scale for our website,” said Shauna Stewart, executive director of Experience Olympia & Beyond. “We have received numerous compliments on the website since its launch and appreciate our partnership with Simpleview.

“The website is one of the primary marketing tools we use to showcase the beauty of Thurston County to visitors, event planners, sporting event planners and tour operators.”

The site was launched in May after extensive research and the launch of the “Experience Olympia & Beyond” brand. The website redesign was guided by visitor feedback, the brand platform and a community group comprised of tourism and city representatives.