Digital Government Achievement Awards

Best of the Web Awards 2001

Close to 400 state and local government Web sites were judged on the following; Innovation and use of Web-based online technology to deliver government services; Efficiency or time saved. Amount of time saved internally - agency operations; Time saved for the citizen; ability to handle a complete transaction for service or business online and amount of information available.

by Janet Grenslitt / August 23, 2001 0

Close to 400 state and local government Web sites were judged on the following:

  • Innovation and use of Web-based online technology to deliver government services. Innovation in the areas of government to citizen, government to business and/or government to government services.
  • Efficiency or time saved. Amount of time saved internally - agency operations.
    Time saved for the citizen; ability to handle a complete transaction for service or business online and amount of information available.
  • Economy or money saved. How did you do this?
    Innovative funding?
    Public/Private partnership?
    How much did you save?
    other?
  • Functionality (ease of use) and improved citizen access. Customer satisfaction; easy to navigate, clean in appearance.
    Ability for the citizen to participate in online government.
    Interact with government and affect policy.
    How intuitive? "life event" format.
    Accessibility: is accessibility an integral part of the site?

 

Congratulations to the Best of the Web 2001 Winners:


State Government:
1st place: California
2nd place: Pennsylvania
3rd place: Maine
4th place: Virginia
5th place: Washington

Additional finalists:
Delaware
Michigan
Nebraska
Tennessee
Utah

Local Government:
1st place: New York City
2nd place: Montgomery County, Md.
3rd place: Conyers, Ga.
4th place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.
5th place: Chicago

Additional finalists:
Boston, MA
Downers Grove, IL
Durham, NC
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Mobile, AL
Richardson, TX
San Francisco, CA
Tampa, FL
Virginia Beach, VA