Best Government Web Sites Named by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government

Best of the Web ranks the top U.S. state and local Web portals, recognizing advances in digital solutions and communication with citizens, government communities and business.  The Digital Government Achievement Awards showcase progressive and innovative Web sites and digital applications by government entities worldwide.

The awards are judged by a panel of experts on a wide range of categories, including site accessibility, innovation, cost-savings, ease of use, and exceptional service to public.

Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said, “We congratulate the winners of this year’s awards.  They are terrific examples of first-rate ideas and collaboration on digital solutions which ultimately benefit citizens.”

2009 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS Congratulations!

State Portal Category

1st Place: Utah

2nd Place: California

3rd Place: Arkansas

4th Place: Maine

5th Place: Colorado






Rhode Island


City Portal Category

1st Place: Virginia Beach, Va.  

2nd Place: Riverside, Calif. 

3rd Place: Louisville, Ky.

4th Place: Rocklin, Calif.

5th Place: Corpus Christi, Texas and Tampa, Fla.  


Bloomington, Ind.  

Boulder, Colo. 

Fort Collins, Colo.  

Mesa, Ariz.    

Santa Monica, Calif.  

County Portal Category

1st Place: Fairfax County, Va.

2nd Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.

3rd Place: King County, Wash.

4th Place: Monroe County, N.Y.

5th Place: Collin County, Texas


Alameda County, Calif.

Columbia County, Ga.

Dutchess County, N.Y.

San Diego County, Calif.

Yuma County, Ariz.


Government-to-government category


Boone County, Mo., Road Closures GIS Application

Boston SnowCOP (no public access)

Plinkit Collaborative

Montana ePass

Utah Public Meeting Notice

Government-to-citizen State government category


Arkansas Recovery Portal, Online and iPhone Applications

California Department of Public Health, Screening Information System (no public access) DataShare

Stimulus.Virginia.Gov: Providing Transparency and Accountability

Honorable Mention:

Montana Department of Livestock Market Permits and Sheep Transportation Permits

Government-to-citizen Local government category


King County, Wash. Solid Waste Division, Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works eNotify System

Mesa, Ariz., Arts Center Volunteer System

Northglenn, Colo., Public Meeting Records System

NYCStat Stimulus Tracker

Oakland County, Mich., Video Center

Honorable Mentions:

Douglas County, Kan., Voter Registration Search

Lewis and Clark County, Mont., Burn Permits

Oakland County, Mich., Blogin’ Cafe

Rocklin, Calif., Interactive Building Fee Estimator

Government-to-business category


King County, Wash., Contract and Apprenticeship Report Tracking System

Oregon Central Business Registry

Richmond, Va., External Alarm Interface Exchange (no public access)

Richmond, Va., Payee Match Positive Pay (no public access)

Utah Department of Public Safety Media Portal (no public access)

Honorable Mention:

Arkansas Commercial Driver Alcohol and Drug Testing Results Database (no public access)

Government internal category

Boulder@Work - Intranet Redesign Using Open Source Technology (no public access)

Garland, Texas, Water Utilities, Workforce Management (no public access)

Harris County, Texas, Consolidated Criminal History (no public access)

San Diego County Calendar Dashboard (no public access)

Honorable Mentions:

Maine Public Improvement Project Request Online Service (no public access)

Miami-Dade County Employee Web Portal eNet (no public access)

This year’s awards are sponsored by ActiveGovernment, Adobe, and Hyland Software, Inc.

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.