Top Government Websites and Digital Achievements Honored by the Center for Digital Government 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 23, 2012) e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced the 2012 winners of its annual Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 17th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency.  The BOW first place winners are Alabama (state), Louisville (city), and Orange County, Fla. (county).

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

“Digital technology has fundamentally changed the way people interact with their government and we are seeing it demonstrated through everything from full service portals to special purpose mobile apps,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government.   “We’re excited about the opportunities governments are creating to make new things possible and to do the old things faster and more efficiently. The Center thanks them for their continuing innovation and congratulates them on their achievements!”


State Portal Category:

1st Place: Alabama    

2nd Place: California    

3rd Place: Utah    

4th Place: Rhode Island   

5th Place: Mississippi

Special Innovation Award: Georgia







County Portal Category:

1st Place: Orange County, Fla.    

2nd Place: Pinellas County, Fla.    

3rd Place: Alameda County, Calif.    

4th Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.    

5th Place: Chesterfield County, Va.    


Baltimore County, Md.    

County of Maui, Hawaii    

County of Sacramento, Calif.   

Glynn County, Ga.    

Martin County, Fla.     

Monroe County, N.Y.    

Roanoke County, Va. 

City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Louisville, Ky.     

2nd Place: City of Arvada, Colo.    

3rd Place: City of Raleigh, N.C.    

4th Place: City of Riverside, Calif.    

5th Place: City of Austin, Texas   


City of Chandler, Ariz.    

City of Danville, Va.    

City of Independence, Mo.    

City of Lakewood, Colo.    

City of Tampa, Fla.    


Driving Digital Government Local government category winners:

Boston About Results (BAR)    

Change by Us Philly, Mayor's Office, City of Philadelphia

City of Riverside, Calif., New Employee Web-based On-Boarding Solution

G2G Cloud Solutions, Oakland County, Mich.

Property Tax Calculator, City of Overland Park, Kan.

Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH), Wake County, N.C.

Honorable Mention:

Sacramento County Mobile Food Inspection Application

Driving Digital Government State government category winners:

Indiana State Police Mobile Bus Inspection Application             

Ninth Judicial Court, Fla. Centralized Remote Interpreting         

W. Va. Homeland Security & Emergency Management Suspicious Activity Reporting Mobile App

Utah Master Index

Honorable Mention:

CalVet Mobile App Project

Driving Digital Government Federal government category winners:

FY 2013 Budget Mobile Web Application, U.S. Government Printing Office

Interactive Data Tables (iTable) for Transparency of Underlying Economic Data, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Government-to-business category winners:

California MyFTB Account for Businesses Regulatory Licensing and Permitting

New Jersey e-Temp Tags

New Jersey Uniform Commercial Code

South Carolina Secretary of State Uniform Commercial Code Online Nurse License Renewal

Utah One-Stop Business Registration v. 4

Honorable Mentions:

Washington State Employment and Economic Information

Government-to-citizen Local government category winners:

Automatic Citation Processing to Bank Deposit, Bell County, Texas

Online Property Tax Services, Stearns County, Minn.

Precinct Atlas, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Property Gateway, Oakland County, Mich.

Salt Lake City Solar Mapping

San Diego County Emergency Portal Website

San Francisco Property Information Map

The New, Orange County, Calif.

Government-to-citizen State government category winners:

Autism Help App for Emergencies, Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Colorado Gambling Intercept Payments

Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK)

Idaho OTG (On-The-Go) Mobile Payments

Tennessee Driver Service Center Self-Service iPad Kiosks

Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (TARE) Redesign Project Driver License Eligibility and Reinstatement

Utah Warrants Check

Honorable Mentions:

Hawaii Mobile App for Annual Business Renewal Driver License Renewal and Change of Address

Government-to-government category winners:

California Routing on Empirical Data (RED) Project

Court Notify eSubpoena Project, Riverside County, Calif. Sheriff Department

Criminal Discovery: Law Enforcement Upload, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

Data Systems to Support an Integrated Human Services Model Across Allegheny County, Penn.

Justice Electronic Library System (JELS), San Diego County, Calif.

The California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE)

Honorable Mention:

Texas Crash Reporting and Analysis for Safer Highways (CRASH)

Government internal category winners:

U.S. Army Knowledge Online Identity Management (IdM) System

California Secure File Transfer Service

California Data Center Retrofitting and Modernization Project (RaMP)

City of Austin’s Flood Early Warning System  

Communications Technology Management Green IT Program, City of Austin

Data Mining Solution for Welfare Fraud Detection, County of Los Angeles, Calif.

Utah GovPay (new release)

Honorable Mention:

Cloud Applications for Local Sustainability Programs, City of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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