7/9/2015 - County among top 3 digital counties nationally

Montgomery County has been ranked third among the winners in the 2015 Digital Counties Survey by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and NACo.


The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.

The survey, conducted by the CDG and Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties. The County ranked third among winners in the 150,000 population or less category.

“This award reflects the efforts of IT, Public Information and other departments in modernizing our technology to provide greater efficiency, and more on-line business functions and information,” said Bill Brown, chair of the Board of Supervisors.

“The County is striving to provide the best, and most efficient, technology possible to our employees and citizens,” said IT Director Phil Martin. “The County web site is now more responsive to different technology devices and numerous specialized sites for business users have been developed. We are making every effort to meet the demands of our technologically advanced community.”

“Congratulations to this year’s winners for their work to continually innovate in an ever-changing technology landscape and proactively address citizen demands and expectations,” said Center for Digital Government Executive Director Todd Sander.

“Counties across the country are harnessing technology to enhance services, maximize efficiency and save money,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey recognizes county innovation that strengthens communities and builds a stronger America.”

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

More information at: www.naco.org.

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