Chesterfield County, again, is considered among the best counties nationwide for its use of technology. The Center for Digital Government today announced the winners of its annual Digital Counties Survey.
Chesterfield County ranked fifth among counties with populations of 250,000 to 499,000. It has placed in the categories’ top 10 three times, including a No. 1 ranking in 2010 and third last year. The competition is a collaborative effort by the Center for Digital Government, Government Technology and the National Association of Counties.
“We are proud to be among the nation’s top counties using cutting-edge technology to enhance the delivery of public services and programs,” said county Chief Information Officer Barry Condrey. “Foresight by the county’s Board of Supervisors and other organizational leaders has positioned Chesterfield County to effectively incorporate technology where it is needed, which has improved customer service while enabling the organization to remain very efficient and cost effective. We are committed to finding new ways to improve how we do things, and this recognition, like those before it, is affirmation that we continue to be on the right track.”
Ten winners were named in each of four population categories, each providing measurable benefits that showed progress over the previous year. Dutchess County, N.Y., ranked first in the same category as Chesterfield County. Loudoun County ranked seventh and was the only other Virginia county ranking in the category, which also included counties in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada and Oregon.
"I am so pleased that Chesterfield County has been named as a leader among local governments when it comes to using technology and innovation to provide services to our community. Our Board of Supervisors places a high priority on operating an accessible and open government that uses technology creatively to engage and serve our residents. This award from the Center for Digital Government honors the entire community," said County Administrator James J.L. Stegmaier.
A rundown of all the winners in each category is available at http://www.govtech.com/e-government/2012-Digital-Counties-Survey-Winners-Announced.html.