The Center for Digital Government has named chesterfield.gov among the best county-government websites in the nation. The portal placed fifth among counties in the Center for Digital Government’s Best of the Web competition, a cooperative effort by the center and Government Technology magazine.
“The fact that chesterfield.gov placed fifth out of all counties in the nation, without regard for county size or population, shows that the county’s ongoing investment in technology is paying dividends in providing top-notch public service,” said Barry Condrey, chief information officer with the Chesterfield County Information Systems Technology Department. “Support from the Board of Supervisors and demonstrated commitment by other county leaders and the workforce have made Chesterfield County a model of how to continuously improve public service with technology.”
The Center for Digital Government is the leading organization in promoting and recognizing technology innovation in government. This is the second significant technology award for the county from the center in as many months. Last month, the county learned that it ranked fifth in the center’s Digital Counties Survey, which considers organizations’ overall use of technology. The center also named the county’s website a Best of the Web winner in 2010.
“We’re always honored to be recognized at such high levels,” Condrey said. “It tells us we’re doing what we need to do while bolstering our efforts to explore newer and better ways of delivering services.”
County technology enhancements include a website redesign in 2009, improvements to online real-estate information and the Geographic Information System, real-time traffic updates, and many searchable and citizen-focused databases and alerting functions, all of which are demonstrating the county’s commitment to openness and transparency.
Other county’s recognized included Orange County, Fla., first place; Pinellas County, Fla., second; Alameda County, Calif., third; and Miami-Dade County, Fla., fourth.
The full lists of winners for county, city and state websites is available at www.centerdigitalgov.com. Government Technology also posted an article at www.govtech.com.