Two Maryland Counties Top National Digital Survey Honorees

Montgomery County and Charles County earned first place in the 2013 Digital Counties Survey from The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program.  The program, in partnership with National Association of Counties (NACo), “identifies the best electronic practices among counties nationwide, regardless of size.”  The digital survey recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communication technology.

From NACo’s article,

Montgomery County took first place in the 500,000 or more population category. The county launched major open-data initiatives, including “openMontgomery,” which provides constituents with access to a variety of county information and established a formal innovation program and appointed a chief innovation officer.

“Money is tight; we try to do the best with what we have,” said John Gillick, Montgomery County’s technology services manager. “We have smart people working here, and that’s how we get things done.”…

Charles County was named the top digital county in the less than 150,000 population category. The county implemented a new content management open source system that improved internal workflows. Charles County also reduced software costs by eliminating duplication in software functions by merging systems.

Prince George’s County tied for fifth and Baltimore County tied for seventh in the 500,000 or more population category.  Howard County came in eighth in the 250,000-499,999 population category.

To read more about the digital survey honorees, visit NACo’s website.