Portals on Red Carpet Portals on Red Carpet Internally Created

Utah; Virginia Beach, Va.; and Fairfax County, Va., took top honors in the 2009 Best of the Web awards competition, the Center for Digital Government announced Tuesday, Sept. 1. The awards are a joint project of Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government.

The annual Best of the Web awards rank state, county and city portals and 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. Finalists will collect their awards on Sept. 18 in Hollywood, Calif. The award winners were grouped into state, city and county categories.  They finished as follows:

State Portal Category:

1st Place: Utah

2nd Place: California

3rd Place: Arkansas

4th Place: Maine

5th Place: Colorado

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.

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

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Andy Opsahl  | 

Andy Opsahl is a former writer and features editor for Government Technology magazine.