Best Government Web Sites Named by e.Republic's Center for Digital Government

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Best of the Web 2013 Winnere.Republic’s Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government 

Achievement Awards. 

In its 18th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year’s first-place BOW winners are Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Alameda County, Calif.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year.

“As technology continues to evolve, governments are finding innovative ways of utilizing new technologies to transform operations and engage with citizens,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s winners have demonstrated the ability to adapt to the changing technology landscape, while creating first-class public and business services. Congratulations to this year’s winners for their remarkable achievements!”


State Portal Category:

1st Place: Tennessee
2nd Place: Utah
3rd Place: California
4th Place: South Carolina
5th Place: Maine


Rhode Island

County Portal Category:

1st Place: County of Alameda, Calif.
2nd Place: County of Maui, Hawaii
3rd Place: County of Orange, Calif.
4th Place: County of Sacramento, Calif.
5th Place: Stearns County, Minn.


Baltimore County, Md.
Chesterfield County, Va.
Martin County, Fla.
Monroe County, N.Y.
Pinellas County, Fla.
Wake County, N.C.

City Portal Category:

1st Place: City of Austin, Texas
2nd Place: City of Riverside, Calif.
3rd Place: City of Raleigh, N.C.
4th Place: City of Tampa, Fla.
5th Place: City of Denver, Colo.


City of Chesapeake, Va.
City of Los Angeles, Calif.
City of Palo Alto, Calif.
City of Santa Monica, Calif.
District of Columbia

Virginia Beach, Va.


Driving Digital Government City government category


Austin Infrastructure Management, Mapping, Planning and Coordination Tool (IMMPACT)
Louisville Statistics, our Improvement Journey
NYC TXT-2-Work

Honorable Mention:

SPARK Mobile Application League, Gilbert, Ariz.

Driving Digital Government County government category


Open Data Initiative and Alameda County Apps Challenge (ACApps)
Los Angeles County Annual Report
1 to 1, One Person, One Device, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
eCommerce Expansion, Oakland County, Mich.
Mandatory e-Filing for Civil Matters in Orange County, Calif.

Honorable Mention:

Pierce County, Wash.’s Mobile Internship Program

Driving Digital Government State government category


California Industrial Relations Workers’ Comp Lien Fee Collection System
Nebraska Handicap Parking Permit Application and Management System
Office of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's Appointments Suite of Services

Honorable Mentions: - A One-Stop Shop for Veteran Benefits
New York State Department of Health METRIX Project and

Driving Digital Government Federal government category


EPA's Developer Central, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Government-to-business category


California Board of Equalization Electronic Registration Project
Delaware Veterans Services Directory
Hawaii Maintains Sustainable Fisheries with Electronic Fishing Trip Reporting
Kansas Courts Mobile Searches
New Jersey Alcotest Inquiry System
Oregon Secretary of State Business Xpress
Aviation Shared Use Operating Environment, Sacramento County Airport System, Calif.

Honorable Mentions:

Indiana PIMS - Economic Development Corporation Project Information Management System
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program, U.S. Department of Transportation

Government-to-citizen Local government category


Bexar County Clerk and District Clerk Federated Records Search
Street Bump Network, Boston, Mass.
CalWIN Consortium's Expanded Access Program - Portal and Mobile Access for Citizens
myInspections City of Dallas Building Inspector Companion
Multnomah County, Ore. Library Website
MyPermitNow Permitting Software, San Marcos, Texas

Honorable Mentions:

7-20 Response Applications for Victim Support and the Community, Aurora, Colo.
Angel Voice Assistance and Utilities Outreach Solution, Avondale, Ariz.
Streamlining Public Assistance Reporting For Ongoing Eligibility, Los Angeles County, Calif. DPSS

Government-to-citizen State government category


California Enhanced 9-1-1 Grant Project
Getting Hitched in Hawaii Made Easy
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ myBMV Website and Mobile Applications
INSPECT – Indiana’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Licensing Suite
Tennessee Department of Transportation Smartway Application
Utah’s myCase

Honorable Mentions:

California Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS)
Montana’s Prescription Drug Registry

Government-to-citizen Federal government category


Paying for College, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Government-to-government category


Allegheny County, Penn. Jail Collaborative IT Application
Arkansas Centralized Electronic Network of Sex Offender Registries (CENSOR)
Martin County, Fla. Broadband Network
NYC DOT Superstorm Sandy Responsive Web App - Interactive Map of Damages
NYS Digital Signage Network Broadcasts Critical Law Enforcement Information
Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services’ Legislative Analysis

Honorable Mention:

Rockland County, NY GIS Emergency Application

Government internal category


Arkansas State Jobs Applicant Tracking Module
California Rail Safety and Security Information Management System (RSSIMS)
California’s Emergency Call Tracking System (ECaTS)
Multnomah County, Ore. Multco Commons

Honorable Mention:

City of Austin Enterprise Security System
City of Dallas Budget Bid Online Ranking System

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 division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Find e.Republic on You Tube.

Janet Grenslitt
Director of Surveys and Awards