I would like a design that is friendly, i have attached a conceptual page to serve as a layout, starting at the top, the logo will be included in the files, the website is to use a mapping tool which will be the feature element, the tool to be focused on Michigan's 14th congressional district which is an odd shape. The tool is in development, however, your design can help inspire the look and feel of the actual functionality.
Left to navigation links are sign up tools or start an issue, those need to have icons associated with them. As well as the mapping icons on the right, which will appear on the map when selected or if a box is check to the right, box was not illustrated.
We will have a a blog typed board that will push issues, so think in therms of a board that could be scrolled or sorted.
Community benefit should have an icon representing each item. that will show up on the map when selected.
3 month calendar feature at the bottom.