Durham County among 2015 Digital Cities Survey Winners
By Hudson Oliver
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have announced the 2015 Digital Counties Survey winners. The annual survey recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. Durham County ranked in the group of 10 counties listed in the 250,000-499,999 population category.
“We are very focused on utilizing existing and new technologies in an innovative and effective manner,” said Greg Marrow, Chief Information Officer of Durham County Government. “Information Services and Technology is always working on ways that allow the County to engage and serve our citizens more effectively, enable employees to be more productive, and utilize resources more efficiently. We are honored by this recognition, as we believe Durham County can become known as one of the “smartest” technology counties in the nation.”
The survey, conducted by CDG and the Digital Communities program, in partnership with NACo, identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties.
“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,” said Center for Digital Government Executive Director Todd Sander.
“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.”
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) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
See the complete listing at: http://www.govtech.com/dc/digital-counties/13th-Annual-Digital-Counties-Survey-2015.html