Winners of the 2008 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards have been announced by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government!  The top state and local government Web portal and application awardees will be honored at the 12th anniversary Awards Gala on Sept.12 in Hollywood, Calif. 

Best of the Web recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals while the Digital Government Achievement Award recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications. Judges including last year’s first place winners determined the awardees.

Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Government said, “Each year, state and local governments continue to make strides toward implementing better access and more efficient Web-delivery of public services. This year’s winners represent the very best in each category.  The Center applauds all the honorees for their diligence and hard work.”

2008 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS:

State Portal Category:

1st Place: Virginia

2nd Place: Maine

3rd Place: California

4th Place: Texas

5th Place: Alabama and

Rhode Island

 

Finalists:

Arkansas

Colorado

Delaware

Michigan

Nebraska

 

Special Award:

West Virginia Education Portal

City Portal Category:

1st Place: Las Vegas, Nevada

2nd Place: Killeen, Texas

3rd Place: Louisville, Kentucky and Riverside, California

4th Place: Tallahassee, Florida

5th Place:

Fort Collins, Colorado

 

Finalists:

Mesa, Arizona

New Orleans, Louisiana

Rochester, Minnesota

Santa Monica, California

Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Oakland County, Michigan

2nd Place: San Diego County, California

3rd Place: Wake County, North Carolina

4th Place:

King County, Washington

5th Place:

Yuma County, Arizona

 

Finalists:

Carroll County, Maryland

Collin County, Texas

Columbia County, Georgia

Martin County, Florida

Monroe County, New York

Seminole County, Florida

2008 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Government-to-business category

Winners:

Government-to-citizen category

Winners:

 

Government-to-government category

Winners:

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

Government internal category 

Winners:

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Mainframe Elimination
  • Alameda County, California, Election Night Tracking with Radio Frequency Identification

 

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, Inc., a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector.