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Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2010

e.Republic's Center for Digital Government Announces Top Web Sites and Digital Achievement Awards 2010

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government Announces

Top Web Sites and Digital Achievement Awards 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2010 - e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced its 2010 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, tapping state and local governments across the U.S. who are tops in digital delivery.

In its 15th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on their innovations, functionality and efficiencies. The five top Web portals of states, cities and counties were chosen and ranked.  This year’s first place winners in each category were California (state), Boston, Mass. (city) and Chesterfield County, Va. (county).   

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) recognize outstanding agency and department websites and projects at the application and infrastructure level.  Fifty awards were given.

Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said: “The winners’ innovative use of the Internet to continue delivering citizen services despite tight fiscal constraints is inspiring. This skilled use of the Web embodies the spirit of the Best of the Web awards and provides examples to state and local government leaders around the country on how to bring quality services to their citizens while containing costs. We applaud all of you for your creativity and your dedication.”


State Portal Category:
1st Place: California
2nd Place: Arkansas
3rd Place: Alabama  
4th Place: Maine  
5th Place: Kentucky

Rhode Island

City Portal Category:
1st Place: Boston, Mass.
2nd Place: Louisville Metro Government, Ky.
3rd Place: Fort Collins, Colo.
4th Place: Castle Rock, Colo.
5th Place: Coralville, Iowa

Chicago, Ill.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Riverside, Calif.
Rochester, N.Y.
San Diego, Calif.

County Portal Category:
1st Place: Chesterfield County, Va.
2nd Place: Pinellas County, Fla.
3rd Place: Oakland County, Mich.
4th Place: County of Maui, Hawaii
5th Place: Park County, Colo.

Alameda County, Calif.
Collin County, Texas
King County, Wash.
Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Monroe County, N.Y.


Government-to-government category
CASA of Maricopa County, Ariz., Volunteer-centric Website Design
Hawaii Electronic Bench Warrants
Maine Recovery Act (ARRA) Electronic Reporting Solution
Montana Roadside Citation ePayments 
Richmond Public Library (RPL) Debt Setoff System, Richmond, Va.
State of Utah eWarrants
Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Executive Dashboard

Honorable Mention:
eVA for Local Governments

Government-to-citizen City government category
Automating Arizona’s Airport of the Year – Falcon Field Airport, Mesa, Ariz.
Citizen Dashboard for Bond and Capital Improvement Projects, Mesa, Ariz.
City of Aurora Expenditure Transparency, Riverside, Calif., Public Utilities
Land Use Projects Parcel Mapper, Richmond, Va.
NYC 311 Online

Honorable Mentions:
City of Overland Park - Online Accident Reports (Police Applications)
Traffic Accidents and Hazards Information Web Page with Enhanced Mapping, Richmond, Va.

Government-to-citizen County government category
Ada County Sheriff’s Office Internet Video Visitation System
Destination Oakland Portal, Oakland County, Mich.
HINI Flu Vaccine On-line Appointment Booking System, Montgomery County, Md.
Martin County Beach Cam Map – Video-on-Demand and LIVE Streaming Services

Honorable Mentions:
King County News Syndication System
Registrar of Voters Website, Orange County, CA
Westchester Records Online (WRO), Westchester County Clerk

Government-to-citizen State government category
Colorado Tax Tracks
Driver License Division Scheduler, Utah
Montana Secretary of State’s Candidate Filing
MVD Online – The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Website
Tennessee General Assembly Website
West Virginia Vehicle Registration System

Honorable Mentions:
Nebraska Judicial Branch Internet Payment System
South Carolina Appliance Rebate Program

Government-to-business category
Electronic Plans Submission and Review, Salt Lake City, Utah, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
Maine TankSmart: Online Oil Storage Tank Search and Operator Training

Honorable Mentions:
Enterprise Digital Signature Initiative, Virginia
Leafy Green Inspection Tracking System (LGITS), California
Office of State Procurement – Professional Consulting Services Online Contract and Amendment Submission Application, Arkansas
Professional Licensing Continuing Education Management, Utah

Government internal category
CommonCents – Employee Budget Feedback Process, Richmond, Va.
District Attorney’s Digital Exhibits and 3-D Computer Animation, San Diego County, Calif.
Oklahoma State Department of Health Step UP Performance Management System
ProjectView, Danville, Va.

Snohomish County Assessor’s Contact Management System
Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)

Honorable Mentions:
Cost Reduction/Investment Blog, Oakland County, Mich.
myDanville Budget Application, Danville, Va.
Risk Awareness Program Training through Video and E-Learning Technologies, Dona Ana Co, NM

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, Inc., the nation‘s leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education sectors.

Janet Grenslitt