Montgomery County Named America’s Top Digital County Government

The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) has named Montgomery County the top digital county government in the nation.  Thousands of counties participated in the 2010 Digital Counties Survey for this top award.  The survey consisted of questions regarding online service delivery, infrastructure, and governance models. In addition written statements had to be submitted on how the County’s technological approach enhanced county government and the lives of residents.  In a statement regarding this top honor, County Executive Isiah Leggett stated,

“Being recognized as the top digital government in the nation is an honor, and it is a reflection on my commitment to making Montgomery County government more responsive and accessible to the people who live here. And since ‘transparency in government’ is one of the benchmarks of my administration, I am especially pleased that the judges recognized Montgomery County’s transparency in publishing information and technology functionality benchmarks on our web portal.”

Montgomery County Chief Information Officer E. Steve Emanuel added,

“The top digital county award reflects the transformation of Montgomery County’s approach from one of  adapting and implementing new technology to a systemwide approach focusing on outcomes and benefits. Thanks to County Executive Leggett’s vision, our innovations this past year have served many purposes, were clearly visible to residents and achieved outcomes that solved multiple challenges. We are proud that this award recognizes our emphasis on enterprise solutions as the wave of the future for government entities.”

 

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