Barnstable County Places In Top 10 U.S. Digital Counties 2015 AGAIN!
For the second year in a row, Barnstable County is being recognized as one of the nation’s leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. This year, Barnstable County placed 8th in the nation (population category 150,000-249,999) as a fantastic followup to their 2014 9th Place Award. The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) their 2015 Digital Counties Survey winners today and thanks to its progressive technology force and regional services, Barnstable County was once again a Top Ten Winner! The national survey is conducted each year to identify U.S. Counties using technology and open government practices to better serve their citizens. View the 13th Annual Digital Counties Survey 2015 results.
[su_pullquote]“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,” – Center for Digital Government Executive Director Todd Sander[/su_pullquote]
The survey, conducted by the CDG and Digital Communities program, in partnership with NACo, identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties.
Barnstable County IT Director Billy Traverse is attending the awards ceremony again, this year in Charlotte, NC, where the top-ranked counties will be honored at a reception during the 2015 National Association of Counties annual conference.
[su_pullquote align=”right”]“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.”[/su_pullquote] 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) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. More information at: www.naco.org.
What a fantastic repeat performance! Barnstable County could not be more proud of Barnstable County IT Department and all County Departments, services, programs & staff that help keep us a progressive and technology rich region that moves forward together.
Read the full press release from the Center for Digital Government.
[su_box title=”Top 10 U.S. Digital Counties (150,000-249,999 population category)” title_color=”#ba9429″ radius=”7″]1st Catawba County, NC
2nd Arlington County, VA, 2nd St. Tammany Parish, LA
3rd Lackawanna County, PA
4th Boone County, MO, 4th Charles County, MD
5th Berrien County, MI
7th Cabarrus County, NC, Davidson County, NC
8th County of Barnstable, MA
10th Jackson County, MI
10th Mohave County, AZ [/su_box]