7/22/2016 - County among top digital counties nationally

Montgomery County has been ranked fourth among the winners in the 2016 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 efficiency.

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 fourth among winners in the 150,000 population or less category.

“We are happy to be recognized for our efforts to provide the best and most efficient technology possible to employees and citizens. Receiving this award for the third consecutive year shows the County’s commitment to enhance and modernize services,” said IT Director Phil Martin.

“Digital counties have evolved to recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives and does business in the county,” said Todd Sander, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to innovate, improve transparency and proactively address citizen demands and expectations.

“Modern technology allows counties across the country to innovate, providing citizens with smarter, more cost-effective services,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey recognizes county innovations that truly benefit our communities, and by extension, 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.

View the full list of winners.

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