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2012 Digital Counties Survey Winners Announced

Aumentum July 17, 2012

The 2012 Digital Counties Survey award winners were named Monday, July 16, by the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute focused on IT policies and best practices in state and local government.

Conducted by CDG and Government Technology – divisions of parent company e.Republic Inc. – in partnership with the National Association of Counties, the survey evaluates entrants on their ability to demonstrate successful outcomes through the strategic use of technology.

Ten winners were named in each of four population-based categories. The winning counties carried out strategies with measurable benefits that aligned with county priorities. Successful programs also showed progress over the previous year, utilized innovative solutions, and revealed a commitment to collaboration within and outside of their organization. The self-reported survey is judged by a panel of experts.

The four jurisdictions receiving the top award in each population category are highlighted below.

“This year, counties are focused on saving money where they can by simplifying their information technology infrastructure and sharing systems with other governments,” Center for Digital Government Executive Director Todd Sander said. “Many of them have found ways to provide better information security, transparency and citizen engagement with innovative uses of social media and advanced decision support tools.”

Below is a full list of the winners.

Counties in bold are TRTA Government clients.

500,000 or more population:

1. Fairfax County, Va.
2. Oakland County, Mich.
3. Palm Beach County, Fla.
4. San Diego County, Calif.
5. Bexar County, Texas
5. King County, Wash.
6. Montgomery County, Md.
7. Orange County, Fla.
8. Fulton County, Ga.
8. Sacramento County, Calif.
9. Baltimore County, Md.
9. Tulsa County, Okla.
10. Hennepin County, Minn.
10. Wake County, N.C.

250,000-499,000 population

1. Dutchess County, N.Y.
2. Washoe County, Nev.
3. Dakota County, Minn.
4. Douglas County, Colo.
5. Chesterfield County, Va.
6. Clackamas County, Ore.
7. Loudoun County, Va.
8. Hamilton County, Ind.
9. Washtenaw County, Mich.
10. Anoka County, Minn.
10. Ottawa County, Mich.

150,000-249,999 population:

1. Sussex County, N.J.
2. Cumberland County, Pa.
3. St. Tammany Parish, La.
4. Gaston County, N.C.
5. Lackawanna County, Pa.
6. Catawba County, N.C.
7. Doña Ana County, N.M.
8. Cabarrus County, N.C.
9. Boone County, Mo.
10. Davidson County, N.C.
10. Onslow County, N.C.

Less than 150,000 population:

1. Charles County, Md.
2. Nevada County, Calif.
3. Roanoke County, Va.
4. Allegan County, Mich.
5. Napa County, Calif.
6. Albemarle County, Va.
7. Polk County, Wis.
8. Franklin County, Va.
9. Moore County, N.C.
10. Gloucester County, Va.