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Best Government Web Sites Named by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government
 
August 23, 2012 - Best of Web 2012 Finalist  e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government has announced the 2012 winners of its annual Best of the Web and  Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 17th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency. The BOW first place winners are Alabama (state), Louisville (city), and Orange County, Fla. (county).

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Fifty-six awards in eight categories were given this year.

“Digital technology has fundamentally changed the way people interact with their government and we are seeing it demonstrated through everything from full service portals to special purpose mobile apps,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “We’re excited about the opportunities governments are creating to make new things possible and to do the old things faster and more efficiently. The Center thanks them for their continuing innovation and congratulates them on their achievements!”

2012 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS

State Portal Category:

1st Place: Alabama
2nd Place: California
3rd Place: Utah
4th Place: Rhode Island
5th Place: Mississippi

Finalists:

Maine
Michigan
Nebraska
Texas
Virginia

County Portal Category:

1st Place: Orange County, Fla.
2nd Place: Pinellas County, Fla.
3rd Place: Alameda County, Calif.
4th Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.
5th Place: Chesterfield County, Va.

Finalists:

Baltimore County, Md.
County of Maui, Hawaii
County of Sacramento, Calif.
Glynn County, Ga.
Martin County, Fla.
Monroe County, N.Y.
Roanoke County, Va.

City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Louisville, Ky.
2nd Place: City of Arvada, Colo.
3rd Place: City of Raleigh, N.C.
4th Place: City of Riverside, Calif.
5th Place: City of Austin, Texas

Finalists:

City of Chandler, Ariz.
City of Danville, Va.
City of Independence, Mo.
City of Lakewood, Colo.
City of Tampa, Fla.

2012 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Driving Digital Government Local government category winners:
Boston About Results (BAR)
Change by Us Philly, Mayor


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