Top State and Local Government Web Portals and Applications Awarded

After months of careful consideration and analysis, a panel of national judges have determined the winners of the 2007 Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. Winners will be acknowledged at the 11th Anniversary Awards Gala in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2007.

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.

Cathilea Robinett, Center Executive Director of the Center, offered these enthusiastic words of praise "2007 was an amazing year for our Best of Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. The competition was fierce and there were many applications and portals that were top notch. It's clear that America's state and local governments are unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence for the citizens they serve. "

Congratulations to the Best of the Web Awards 2007 Winners:

State Portal Category:

1st Place Utah

2nd Place: Maine

3rd Place: Virginia

4th Place: Delaware

5th Place: Kentucky

Finalists:

Alabama

Arkansas

Nebraska

Tennessee

Texas

City Portal Category:

1st Place: Tampa, Florida

2nd Place: Fort Collins, Colorado

3rd Place: Las Vegas, Nevada

4th Place: Louisville, Kentucky

5th Place: Riverside, California

Finalists:

Dallas, Texas

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mesa, Arizona

St. Petersburg, Florida

Virginia Beach, Virginia

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Fairfax County, Virginia

2nd Place: Oakland County, Michigan

3rd Place: Columbia County, Georgia

4th Place: Fulton County, Georgia

5th Place: Monroe County, New York

Finalists:

Collin County, Texas

Martin County, Florida

Nevada County, California

San Luis Obispo County, California

Congratulations to the Digital Government Achievement Awards 2007 Winners:

Government-to-business category

Winners:

Honorable Mention:

Rhode Island Certificate of Compliance

Government-to-citizen Local government category

Winners:

Honorable Mentions:

Danbury, Connecticut 311

eCourt - interactive forms generation, Maricopa County, Arizona

Government-to-citizen State government category

Winners:

Government-to-government category

Winners:

Honorable Mentions:

CourtDate, Charles County Government Commissioners, Sheriff's Office and Charles County State's Attorney's Office (secure site)

Nebraska State Agency Proposed Rules and Regulations Tracking and Email Notification System (secure site)

The Tennessee Integrated Criminal Justice Portal

Government internal category

Winners:

Honorable Mentions:

Automated Web Application for PC Cycle Replacement, Mesa, Arizona (secure site)

Employee Central, Washtenaw County, Michigan (secure site)