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Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2015

The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, honoring city, county, state, federal and international websites and applications from all levels of government.

September 3, 2015 - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government announces the winners of the 2015 Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA). 

In its 20th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year’s first-place BOW winners are the City of Independence, Missouri; Sacramento County, California; and the State of Arkansas in the state category, a first-place winner also in 2011.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Awards were presented in eight categories this year. 

“These winners are recognized for responsive and mobile-first design, open government, open data, improved transparency and integration with social media,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “Congratulations to the awardees for their impressive work to make government more accessible and responsive to citizens.”  


State Portal Category:

1st Place: State of Arkansas

2nd Place: State of Utah               

3rd Place: State of Indiana

4th Place: State of Mississippi  

5th Place: State of Texas 


Commonwealth of Kentucky

State of Maine

State of Maryland

State of Michigan

State of Oregon

State of Rhode Island

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Sacramento County, Calif.         

2nd Place: Baltimore County, Md.

3rd Place: Los Angeles County, Calif.       

4th Place: Bexar County, Texas    

5th Place: County of San Diego, Calif.


Alameda County, Calif.

Chesterfield County, Va.

Collin County, Texas

King County, Wash.

County of Maui, Hawaii

Travis County, Texas

City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Independence, Mo.      

2nd Place: City of Louisville, Ky. 

3rd Place: City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

4th Place: City of Boulder, Colo.

5th Place: City of Sacramento, Calif.


City of Fullerton, Calif.

City of Irving, Texas

City of Los Angeles, Calif.

City of Raleigh, N.C.

City of Riverside, Calif.

Town of West Hartford, Conn.

For the story on the winners, click here.


Government-to-business category


Bexar County, Texas - Criminal District Attorney's eDiscovery System 

Helping Delawareans Make Their Business First Steps

Kentucky Business One Stop Portal

New Zealand -’s Compliance Matters Tool for Small Businesses Utah's Economic Development Map

Government-to-citizen Local government category


Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Calif. - Talking Transportation: Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan Online Engagement Tool

Lackawanna County, Pa. - Wireless Initiative

Miami-Dade County, Fla. - Property Search with Responsive Design, Quick and Mobile Access

Philadelphia, Pa. - Re-Imagining City CRM with Philly 311

County of San Diego - Online Home Owners Exemption (HOX)

Government-to-citizen State government category


California Department of Health Care Services - Welltopia:  A New Website for All Californians

Indiana Unified Carrier Registration System 

Ohio Treasurer's Office -

Pennsylvania’s Online Automated Child Abuse History Clearance Application

RI Unified Health Infrastructure Project (RI UHIP) - Health and Human Service’s Self-Service Solution

Government-to-government category


California Highway Patrol - Sharing a Statewide Computer Aided Dispatch System

Iowa Property Tax Reform through “The LocalGovExchange” Web Portal  

Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Client and Asset Management System

NYC Department of Finance - Citywide Payments and Receivable Services

U.S. Government Publishing Office and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - Increased Access to Federal Court Opinions

Utah Public Notice Website Social Media Integration

Government internal category


Arkansas Automated Online Filing System Helps Auditor Process 354 Percent More Claims

Hillsborough County, Fla. - Property Appraiser Desktop Review Process

City of Jacksonville, Fla. - Comprehensive Performance Management

Montana Safety Assessment Management Helping People Protect Kids

Driving Digital Government Local government category


Arlington, Mass. - Visual Budget

Atlanta, Ga. - The City's Smart Portal

Glibert, Ariz. - Students Participate in App Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) App League

San Diego County Water Authority Dashboard of Key Indicators

Driving Digital Government State government category


Arkansas Vehicle Registration Renewal iPad Kiosks Dramatically Reduce DMV Wait Time 

California State Controllers’ Office - ByTheNumbers (BTN) Open Data Project

Indiana Management and Performance Hub

Driving Digital Government Federal government category


U.S. Department of Transportation - Motor Carriers Using the Pre-Employment Screening Program Improve Safety 

About the Center for Digital Government |

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, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

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