September 3, 2015 - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government announces the winners of the 2015 Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA).
In its 20th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year’s first-place BOW winners are the City of Independence, Missouri; Sacramento County, California; and the State of Arkansas in the state category, a first-place winner also in 2011.
The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Awards were presented in eight categories this year.
“These winners are recognized for responsive and mobile-first design, open government, open data, improved transparency and integration with social media,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Congratulations to the awardees for their impressive work to make government more accessible and responsive to citizens.”
2015 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS
State Portal Category:
1st Place: State of Arkansas
2nd Place: State of Utah
3rd Place: State of Indiana
4th Place: State of Mississippi
5th Place: State of Texas
Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Maine
State of Maryland
State of Michigan
State of Oregon
State of Rhode Island
County Portal Category:
1st Place: Sacramento County, Calif.
2nd Place: Baltimore County, Md.
3rd Place: Los Angeles County, Calif.
4th Place: Bexar County, Texas
5th Place: County of San Diego, Calif.
Alameda County, Calif.
Chesterfield County, Va.
Collin County, Texas
King County, Wash.
County of Maui, Hawaii
Travis County, Texas
City Portal Category:
1st Place: City of Independence, Mo.
2nd Place: City of Louisville, Ky.
3rd Place: City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
4th Place: City of Boulder, Colo.
5th Place: City of Sacramento, Calif.
City of Fullerton, Calif.
City of Irving, Texas
City of Los Angeles, Calif.
City of Raleigh, N.C.
City of Riverside, Calif.
Town of West Hartford, Conn.
For the story on the winners, click here.
2015 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Bexar County, Texas - Criminal District Attorney's eDiscovery System
Helping Delawareans Make Their Business First Steps
Kentucky Business One Stop Portal
New Zealand - Business.govt.nz’s Compliance Matters Tool for Small Businesses
Locate.utah.gov Utah's Economic Development Map
Government-to-citizen Local government category
Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Calif. - Talking Transportation: Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan Online Engagement Tool
Lackawanna County, Pa. - Wireless Initiative
Miami-Dade County, Fla. - Property Search with Responsive Design, Quick and Mobile Access
Philadelphia, Pa. - Re-Imagining City CRM with Philly 311
County of San Diego - Online Home Owners Exemption (HOX)
Government-to-citizen State government category
California Department of Health Care Services - Welltopia: A New Website for All Californians
Indiana Unified Carrier Registration System
Ohio Treasurer's Office - OhioCheckbook.com
Pennsylvania’s Online Automated Child Abuse History Clearance Application
RI Unified Health Infrastructure Project (RI UHIP)
YourTexasBenefits.com - Health and Human Service’s Self-Service Solution
California Highway Patrol - Sharing a Statewide Computer Aided Dispatch System
Iowa Property Tax Reform through “The LocalGovExchange” Web Portal
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Client and Asset Management System
NYC Department of Finance - Citywide Payments and Receivable Services
U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - Increased Access to Federal Court Opinions
Utah Public Notice Website Social Media Integration
Government internal category
Arkansas Automated Online Filing System Helps Auditor Process 354 Percent More Claims
Hillsborough County, Fla. - Property Appraiser Desktop Review Process
City of Jacksonville, Fla. - Comprehensive Performance Management
Montana Safety Assessment Management Helping People Protect Kids
Driving Digital Government Local government category
Arlington, Mass. - Visual Budget
Atlanta, Ga. - www.atl311.com: The City's Smart Portal
Glibert, Ariz. - Students Participate in App Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) App League
San Diego County Water Authority Dashboard of Key Indicators
Driving Digital Government State government category
Arkansas Vehicle Registration Renewal iPad Kiosks Dramatically Reduce DMV Wait Time https://www.ark.org/arstar/index.php
California State Controllers’ Office - ByTheNumbers (BTN) Open Data Project
Indiana Management and Performance Hub
Driving Digital Government Federal government category
U.S. Department of Transportation - Motor Carriers Using the Pre-Employment Screening Program Improve Safety
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