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Barnstable County Places In Top 10 U.S. Digital Counties!

By on July 10, 2014 in Recent News

Barnstable County logoIt’s Official!  Barnstable County is being recognized as one of the leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies.  The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have announced the 2014 Digital Counties Survey winners.  Thanks to its progressive technology force and regional services, Barnstable County placed 9th in the country (150,000-249,999 population category.)   The national survey is conducted each year to identify U.S. Counties using technology and open government practices to better serve their citizens.

Digital Counties Awards

2014 National Association of Counties Annual Conference is held on New Orleans. (E.REPUBLIC INC. photo)

“Congratulations to this year’s winners for their dedication to public service and forging partnerships that proactively address rapidly changing citizen demands and expectations,” said Center for Digital Government Executive Director Todd Sander. “Their ability to be continually innovative in an ever changing technology landscape is admirable and commendable.”

 

The survey, conducted by the CDG and Digital Communities program, in partnership with NACo, identifies best technology practices among U.S. counties.

Barnstable County IT Director Billy Traverse is attending the awards ceremony in New Orleans where the top-ranked counties will be honored at a reception during the 2014 National Association of Counties annual conference starting July 11.

“Counties across the country are using technology to enhance services, maximize efficiency and save money,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew D. Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey recognizes counties’ best practices and effective uses of technology to better serve their communities.”
 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) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. More information at: www.naco.org.

Barnstable County could not be more proud of Barnstable County IT Department and all County Departments, services, programs & staff that help keep us a progressive and technology rich region that moves forward together.

Read the full press release from the Center for Digital Government.

Top 10 U.S. Digital Counties (150,000-249,999 population category)
1st Charles County, MD

2nd Cabarrus County, NC

3rd St. Tammany Parish, LA

4th Arlington County, VA

5th Boone County, MO

6th Berrien County, MI 6th Davidson County, NCDigCount_Wnr14_RGB

7th Dona Ana County, NM

8th Jackson County, MI

8th Mohave County, AZBarnstable County logo

9th Barnstable County, MA

10th Cherokee County, GA

10th Onslow County, NC

 

 

 

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