October 4, 2005 - The City of Tampa was selected as the one of the top local government web sites in the 2005 Best of the Web competition judged by the Center for Digital Government. Hailed as the nation's most prestigious and popular government competition, the Best of the Web awards the best state and local government web sites based on innovation, efficiency, economy and functionality. More than 400 sites were judged nationwide.
Winners of the 2005 Best of the Web awards (BOW) were announced by the Center for Digital Government at the 10th annual awards dinner in Las Vegas, Nevada. The BOW is an annual awards program that recognizes the most innovative, user-friendly state and local government portals. This national awards program judges state, city and county Web sites on their innovation, Web-delivery of public services, efficiency, economy, and functionality for improved citizen access.
"Portals have proven themselves as the front line of government transparency and responsiveness, making public information and services easier to find and easier to use," says Cathilea Robinett, the executive director of the Center for Digital Government, "The Center is pleased to recognize the sustained excellence of public portals in serving citizens in states and localities across the country."
The city portal category winners were as follows:
- 1st Place: Washington, D.C.
City of New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2nd Place: City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
- 3rd Place: City of Tampa, Florida(www.TampaGov.net)
- 4th Place: City of Seattle, Washington
- 5th Place: New York City, New York
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 business division of e.Republic, Inc., a publishing, media and research firm based in Folsom, CA.
View the complete 2005 Best of the Web results.