e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government Announces

Top Web Sites and Digital Achievement Awards 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2010 - e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced its 2010 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, tapping state and local governments across the U.S. who are tops in digital delivery.

In its 15th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on their innovations, functionality and efficiencies. The five top Web portals of states, cities and counties were chosen and ranked.  This year’s first place winners in each category were California (state), Boston, Mass. (city) and Chesterfield County, Va. (county).   

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) recognize outstanding agency and department websites and projects at the application and infrastructure level.  Fifty awards were given.

Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said: “The winners’ innovative use of the Internet to continue delivering citizen services despite tight fiscal constraints is inspiring. This skilled use of the Web embodies the spirit of the Best of the Web awards and provides examples to state and local government leaders around the country on how to bring quality services to their citizens while containing costs. We applaud all of you for your creativity and your dedication.”

2010 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS

State Portal Category:

1st Place: California

2nd Place: Arkansas

3rd Place: Alabama  

4th Place: Maine  

5th Place: Kentucky

Finalists:

Michigan

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

City Portal Category:

1st Place: Boston, Mass.

2nd Place: Louisville Metro Government, Ky.

3rd Place: Fort Collins, Colo.

4th Place: Castle Rock, Colo.

5th Place: Coralville, Iowa

Finalists:

Chicago, Ill.

Corpus Christi, Texas

Riverside, Calif.

Rochester, N.Y.

San Diego, Calif.

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Chesterfield County, Va.

2nd Place: Pinellas County, Fla.

3rd Place: Oakland County, Mich.

4th Place: County of Maui, Hawaii

5th Place: Park County, Colo.

Finalists:

Alameda County, Calif.

Collin County, Texas

King County, Wash.

Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Monroe County, N.Y.

2010 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Government-to-government category

CASA of Maricopa County, Ariz., Volunteer-centric Website Design

Hawaii Electronic Bench Warrants

Maine Recovery Act (ARRA) Electronic Reporting Solution

Montana Roadside Citation ePayments 

Richmond Public Library (RPL) Debt Setoff System, Richmond, Va.

State of Utah eWarrants

Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Executive Dashboard

Honorable Mention:

eVA for Local Governments

Government-to-citizen City government category

Automating Arizona’s Airport of the Year – Falcon Field Airport, Mesa, Ariz.

Citizen Dashboard for Bond and Capital Improvement Projects, Mesa, Ariz.

City of Aurora Expenditure Transparency

GreenRiverside.com, Riverside, Calif., Public Utilities

Land Use Projects Parcel Mapper, Richmond, Va.

NYC 311 Online

Honorable Mentions:

City of Overland Park - Online Accident Reports (Police Applications)

Traffic Accidents and Hazards Information Web Page with Enhanced Mapping, Richmond, Va.

Government-to-citizen County government category

Ada County Sheriff’s Office Internet Video Visitation System

Destination Oakland Portal, Oakland County, Mich.

HINI Flu Vaccine On-line Appointment Booking System, Montgomery County, Md.

Martin County Beach Cam Map

Yumacountyaz.gov – Video-on-Demand and LIVE Streaming Services

Honorable Mentions:

King County News Syndication System

Registrar of Voters Website, Orange County, CA

Westchester Records Online (WRO), Westchester County Clerk

Government-to-citizen State government category

Colorado Tax Tracks

Driver License Division Scheduler, Utah

Montana Secretary of State’s Candidate Filing

MVD Online – The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Website

Tennessee General Assembly Website

West Virginia Vehicle Registration System

Honorable Mentions:

Mobile.Arkansas.gov

Nebraska Judicial Branch Internet Payment System

South Carolina Appliance Rebate Program

Government-to-business category

Electronic Plans Submission and Review, Salt Lake City, Utah

ChooseMaryland.org, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

Maine TankSmart: Online Oil Storage Tank Search and Operator Training

MyFloridaMarketPlace

Honorable Mentions:

Enterprise Digital Signature Initiative, Virginia

Leafy Green Inspection Tracking System (LGITS), California

Office of State Procurement – Professional Consulting Services Online Contract and Amendment Submission Application, Arkansas

Professional Licensing Continuing Education Management, Utah

Government internal category

CommonCents – Employee Budget Feedback Process, Richmond, Va.

District Attorney’s Digital Exhibits and 3-D Computer Animation, San Diego County, Calif.

Oklahoma State Department of Health Step UP Performance Management System

ProjectView, Danville, Va.

Snohomish County Assessor’s Contact Management System

Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)

Honorable Mentions:

Cost Reduction/Investment Blog, Oakland County, Mich.

myDanville Budget Application, Danville, Va.

Risk Awareness Program Training through Video and E-Learning Technologies, Dona Ana Co, NM

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., the nation‘s leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education sectors.

Contact:

Janet Grenslitt

Jgrenslitt@centerdigitalgov.com