Digital Counties

Call for Entries - Digital Counties Survey 2018

The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties invite you to participate in the 15th anniversary Digital Counties Survey!

by Janet Grenslitt / March 14, 2018


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The online survey is open to all U.S. counties. Awards are based on five population classifications. Top-ranked counties will receive the Digital Counties Survey award and will be honored at a reception during NACo’s annual conference July 13-16 in Nashville/ Davidson County, Tenn.

In 2018: Based on the 10 key characteristics of a "digital county". Digital Counties have evolved to recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives and does business in the county.

Characteristics that comprise 2018 Digital Counties:

  • Open
  • Citizen Centric
  • Collaborative
  • Secure
  • Staffed/Supported
  • Connected
  • Efficient (includes Data-driven)
  • Resilient
  • Innovative (includes Emerging Technologies) and
  • Best Practices

All U.S. counties are invited to participate! Consolidated city/county governments may select one survey in which to participate annually, either the Digital Counties Survey or the Digital Cities Survey conducted in the summer.

Participation benefits:

  • An annual tool for county-wide information gathering, self-assessment, benchmarking nationally, and staff validation.
  • Aggregated results will be shared

The Center thanks Accela, CivicPlus, Dell EMC, Laserfiche, Microsoft, NEC Corporation of America, Nutanix, Pure Storage, Spectrum Enterprise, and Tyler Technologies for underwriting the 2018 survey and for supporting county governments in their efforts to better serve their constituents.

For questions please contact: Janet Grenslitt, Director of Surveys and Awards,