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:

Agency-wide e-Referral System, San Diego County, California (secure site)

Franchise Tax Suite - Arkansas Secretary of State (secure site)

NYCEDC.com Redesign, NYC Economic Development Corporation

ValIDate, Utah Department of Public Safety, Driver's License Division

WaterTrans application, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (secure site)

Honorable Mention:
Rhode Island Certificate of Compliance


Government-to-citizen Local government category
Winners:

City of Dallas 311 Online Information & Services Directory

Fire and Rescue Scanner, Martin County, Florida

Housing Central Portal, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Johnson County, Kansas Election Office

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Live Incident Status

Oakland County, Michigan Mobile Services

Honorable Mentions:
Danbury, Connecticut 311
eCourt - interactive forms generation, Maricopa County, Arizona


Government-to-citizen State government category
Winners:

Developmental Disabilities Leadership Training, Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Redesign of Texas Department of Transportation Web site

Texas Legislature Online - Where Texas Citizens Meet the Texas Legislature

State Construction Registry, Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Virginia Performs, Council on Virginia's Future


Government-to-government category
Winners:

Commissioners' Dashboard, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Office of Children and Family Services and Department of Health

Cordele Judicial Circuit Data Exchange Project, Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia

District of Columbia Master Address Repository

Hawaii Electronic Death Registration System (secure site)

Local Technical Assistance Program Web Site, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

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:

Camp Atterbury Web Site, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center Public Affairs Office, U.S. National Guard (secure site)

Classification Support System Online, New Jersey Department of Personnel (secure site)

Integrated Project Management System, Virginia Department of Transportation (secure site)

Smart Building Technology, New York City Housing Authority (secure site)

Technology Governance and Project Portfolio Management, Roseville, California (secure site)

Honorable Mentions:
Automated Web Application for PC Cycle Replacement, Mesa, Arizona (secure site)
Employee Central, Washtenaw County, Michigan (secure site)