e.Republic's Center for Digital Government Names 2008 Top Web Portals and Applications

The most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals plus outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications.

by / August 19, 2008

Winners of the 2008 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards have been announced by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government. The top state and local government Web portal and application awardees will be honored at the 12th annual Awards Gala on Sept.12 in Hollywood, Calif.

Judges from all over the nation determined the winners. Best of the Web recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals while the Digital Government Achievement Award recognizes outstanding agency and department Web sites and applications.

Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Government, said "Each year, state and local governments continue to make strides toward implementing better access and more efficient Web delivery of public services. This year's winners represent the very best in each category. The center applauds all the honorees for their diligence and hard work." 

2008 Best of the Web Awards

State Portal Category:

  • 1st Place: Virginia
  • 2nd Place: Maine
  • 3rd Place: California
  • 4th Place: Texas
  • 5th Place: Alabama and Rhode Island

Special Award: West Virginia Education Portal

City Portal Category:

  • 1st Place: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2nd Place: Killeen, Texas
  • 3rd Place: Louisville, Kentucky and Riverside, California
  • 4th Place: Tallahassee, Florida
  • 5th Place: Fort Collins, Colorado

County Portal Category:

  • 1st Place: Oakland County, Michigan
  • 2nd Place: San Diego County, California
  • 3rd Place: Wake County, North Carolina
  • 4th Place: King County, Washington
  • 5th Place: Yuma County, Arizona

2008 Digital Government Achievement Awards

Government-to-business category winners:

  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services' Common Intake -- integrated screening, intake and eligibility
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Simple Permits Application and Tracking System
  • Montana Department of Justice Gambling Control Division Suite of Services
  • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy e-Forms for Industry

Government-to-citizen category winners:

  • Arapahoe County, Colo., Judicial Services Online Check In
  • District of Columbia Snow Response Reporting System Web site
  • Idaho PayPort -- payments through statewide Web interface
  • Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's License Reinstatements
  • New York State Crime Victims Board's Web site for Victims
  • Washoe County, Nev., On-Line Recruitment

Government-to-government category winners:

  • California Health and Human Services Enterprise Project Management
  • King County, Wash., Security Portal
  • Kentucky Department of Education and Transportation Cabinet's No Pass/No Drive -- Web-based data system relating driver license status and academic deficiency
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Information Management System
  • Newport News, Va., Open eGov -- a Collaborative Software Ecosystem

Government internal category winners:

  • Indiana State Information Technology Consolidation and Automation Initiative
  • Salt Lake County,Utah, Clerk Online Voter Registration
  • Virginia Department of Taxation's Telework Initiative Program

This year's Awards Gala is sponsored by GovDelivery Inc. and Hyland Software Inc.