Digital Government’s Finest Showcased by the Center for Digital Government

SACRAMENTO, CA ( Sept. 1, 2011)  e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced the 2011 winners of its annual Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 16th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency. BOW first place winners are Arkansas (state), Seattle, (city) and Stearns County, Minn. (county).

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications.  Forty-three awards in six categories were given this year.

“The goal of every government website is to provide online services and information to constituents,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “However, this year’s winners have taken the power of the Web to the next level – combining clear communication, design aesthetic and easy navigation. Their foresight and leadership is creating unforeseen opportunities in government-to-citizen interaction and positioning the portal as a critical piece of public service delivery. The Center thanks them for their continuing innovation and congratulates them on their achievements!”


State Portal Category:

1st Place: Arkansas

2nd Place: Utah

3rd Place: Indiana

4th Place: Rhode Island 

5th Place: Texas






City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Seattle, Wash.

2nd Place: Louisville Metro Government, Ky.

3rd Place: City of Arvada, Colo.  

4th Place: City of Riverside, Calif. 

5th Place: City of Danville, Va.


City of Fort Collins, Colo.

City of Mesa, Ariz.

City of Raleigh, N.C.

City of Richmond, Va. 

City of Tampa, Fla.

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Stearns County, Minn.

2nd Place: Oakland County, Mich.  

3rd Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla. 

4th Place: Pinellas County, Fla. 

5th Place: Roanoke County, Va.


Clark County, Nev.

County of Alameda, Calif. 

Fairfax County, Va.

King County, Wash. 

Monroe County, N.Y.


Government-to-business category


Air Resources Board Equipment Registration System (ARBER), CalEPA

Maine One-Stop Background Check

Online Assistance System for Insurer Submittals (OASIS), California

Oregon ePermitting

The Automated Collection Enhancement System (ACES), California (secure tax system site)

Honorable Mention:

Utah Online Notary

Government-to-citizen City government category


CCMobile, Corpus Christi, TX

Citizen Participation in City Government via Keyword Alerts, Georgetown, TX


Mayor's Participation Action and Communication Team, Richmond, VA

Richmond Grows Gardens Online Permit Application

Government-to-citizen County government category


eTownHall, Pinellas County, FL

Mobile Touch, Oakland County, Mich.

My Bexar Community Dashboard, Bexar County, TX

My Waterworks Account Manager (MyWAM), Los Angeles County, CA

North Coastal and North Inland Region Video Interviewing, San Diego County, CA

Stearns County Sheriff Public Safety Services

Honorable Mention:

BAAQMD Website, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, CA

Government-to-citizen State and Federal government category

Winners: Mobile Portal and Online Services Suite, U.S. Department of Labor

Michigan Bridges

Nebraska ClickDMV

Oregon Open Data (

PA Compass

Utah Online Voter Registration  

Honorable Mentions:

Crystal Cove EduGator, California

Montana Connections

Serving Californians Wirelessly Through the Website

Government-to-government category


Anonymous Wireless Address Matching for Travel Speeds, Houston TranStar

Boston Legislation Information Management System (LIMS)

California Courts Protective Order Registry 

Clark County, NV Integrated Justice Information System (CC-IJIS)  

Common Integrated Justice System (CIJS), Texas Conference of Urban Counties

Honorable Mentions:

GeoSpace - SOA Enabled Geospatial Infrastructure for Whole of Singapore Government (Intranet site)

Portage County, OH Enterprise-Wide GIS

Salt Lake City, UT Police Records Collaboration

Government internal category


Centralized Transcription Services, California

Collaboration Breeds Success: California Web Refresh Effort

Data Center Consolidation and Relocation Project, California

HCDA Mobile Criminal History, Harris County, TX (secure site)

Snow Operations Map, Overland Park, KS

Honorable Mentions:

Employee Intranet, Arvada, CO (Intranet site)

Green Output Online Project (GO-Online), California

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, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.


Janet Grenslitt

Director of Surveys and Awards