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.” 


State Portal Category:

1st Place: Virginia
2nd Place: Maine
3rd Place: California
4th Place: Texas
5th Place: Alabama and

Rhode Island







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


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


Carroll County, Maryland

Collin County, Texas

Columbia County, Georgia

Martin County, Florida

Monroe County, New York

Seminole County, Florida


Government-to-business category

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Common Intake – integrated screening, intake and eligibility Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Simple Permits Application & Tracking System Montana Department of Justice Gambling Control Division Suite of Services Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy e-Forms for Industry

Government-to-citizen category

Arapahoe County, Colorado, Judicial Services Online Check In District of Columbia Snow Response Reporting System Web site Idaho PayPort – payments through state-wide Web interface Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License Reinstatements New York State Crime Victims Board's Web site for Victims Washoe County, Nevada, On-Line Recruitment


Government-to-government category

California Health and Human Services Enterprise Project Management King County, Washington, Security Portal (secure site) Kentucky Department of Education and Transportation Cabinet’s No Pass/No Drive – Web-based data system relating driver license status and academic deficiency (secure site) Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Information Management System Newport News, Virginia, Open eGov - a Collaborative Software Ecosystem


Honorable Mentions:

Indiana Supreme Court E-Tickets End-to-End Solution Maine Motor Vehicles Municipal Data Transfer System


Government internal category 

Indiana State Information Technology Consolidation and Automation Initiative Salt Lake County Clerk, Utah, Online Voter Registration Virginia Department of Taxation's Telework Initiative Program


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.