Top State and Local Government Web Portals and Applications Awarded

After thorough examination and analysis, The Center for Digital Government has determined the winners of the 2006 Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. Winners will be acknowledged at the 10th Anniversary Awards Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 22, 2006.

The Best of Web is an annual awards program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals. This national awards program judges state, city and county Web sites on their innovation, Web-delivery of public services, efficiency, economy, and functionality for improved citizen access.

The Digital Government Achievement Award is a national program that recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications that enhance information interactions, transactions and/or services. The categories include government-to-government, government-to-business, government-to-citizen, and government internal.

"Our 2006 awards showcase the best state and local government Web sites and on-line applications in the nation. These winners set the mark for delivering innovative, efficient and effective government services to all of their many constituencies," states Center Executive Vice President, Cathilea Robinett. "Congratulations to all winners in each category."

Congratulations to the Best of the Web Awards 2006 Winners:

State Portal Category:

1st Place Michigan

2nd Place: Maine

3rd Place: Utah

4th Place: Virginia

5th Place: Arkansas

Finalists:

Alabama

Arizona

Indiana

Rhode Island

Tennessee

City Portal Category:

1st Place: Seattle, Washington

2nd Place: Tampa, Florida

3rd Place: Louisville, Kentucky

4th Place: Las Vegas, Nevada

5th Place: Corpus Christi, Texas

5th Place: Portland, Oregon

Finalists:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Citrus Heights, California

Riverside, California

Tucson, Arizona

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Seminole County, Florida

2nd Place: Fulton County, Georgia

3rd Place: King County, Washington

4th Place: Sacramento County, California

5th Place: Douglas County, Colorado -also see: www.dcsheriff.net

Finalists:

Alameda County, California

Martin County, Florida

Monroe County, New York

Nevada County, California

Oakland County, Michigan

Congratulations to the Digital Government Achievement Awards 2006 Winners:

Government-to-government category:

Winners:

Systems Partnering In a Demographic Repository (SPIDeR), Commonwealth of Virginia

OakVideo, Oakland County, Michigan

Grants.gov, US Department of Health and Human Services

TexasOnline Vital Records Application, Texas

DCStat, Washington D. C.

Honorable Mentions:

eDAS, Iowa Department of Administrative Services (Protected Site)

State Agency IT Budget Planning System, Arkansas (Protected Site)

Government-to-business category:

Winners:

State Treasurer's Electronic Trading, Oklahoma

Choosemaryland.org, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

TankHelper, Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Dallas Online Applications & Inspections Portal, Dallas, Texas

Honorable Mentions:

Marine No Discharge Septic Online Compliance System, Rhode Island (Protected Site)

Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking (PCIT) System, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Protected Site)

Government-to-citizen Local government category:

Winners:

Aurora Connect, Aurora, Colorado

ParkFinder, Portland, Oregon

Mesh Network, Buffalo, Minnesota

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

Northwest Native Plant Landscaping Guide, King County, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Honorable Mentions:

Neighborhood Citizen Survey Results, Portland, Oregon

Online Service Request Center, District of Columbia (Protected Site)

Building Permit Status Search, Cook County, Illinois

Government-to-citizen State government category:

Winners:

Michigan eLibrary, Library of Michigan and Department of History, Arts and Libraries

On the Spot Renewal, Utah Department of Motor Vehicles

Mediator Profile Entry and Search, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

Bureau of Motor Vehicles Suite of Services, Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Arizona 2-1-1 Online, Arizona

Honorable Mention:

Washington Secretary of State, Washington

Government internal category:

Winners:

Correspondence, Storage, Tracking and Response (CSTAR), California Department of Justice

Emergency Whiteboard, Seminole County, Florida

Honorable Mention:

Intranet News Channels for Employees, Mesa, Arizona