California Cities and Counties Make Strong Showing at 2015 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards

e.Republic's Center for Digital Government hosted its 20th annual awards and California had four entrants in both Best City and Best County.

Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government, said, “These winners are recognized for responsive and mobile-first design, open government, open data, improved transparency and integration with social media.”

The Best of the Web Awards for agencies panned out as follows.

In the County Portal Category, Sacramento County took tops honors over Baltimore County in Maryland. Los Angeles County placed 3rd and the County of San Diego rounded out the top 5. Alameda County was also a finalist.

For the City Portal Category, the City of Independence, Missouri won out and the City of Sacramento was the only California representative in the top 5. However, the Cities of Los Angeles, Fullerton, and Riverside all made a strong showing and were named finalists.

California was not a finalist in the State Portal Category, where Arkansas emerged on top.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards had eight categories of awards, with the potential for multiple winners.

For the Government-To-Citizen Local Government Category, two California agencies had winning entries:

Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Calif. - Talking Transportation: Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan Online Engagement Tool

County of San Diego - Online Home Owners Exemption (HOX)

The Government-To-Citizen State Government Category had a California website:

California Department of Health Care Services - Welltopia:  A New Website for All Californians

Two California entrants won an award in the Government-To-Government Category:

California Highway Patrol - Sharing a Statewide Computer Aided Dispatch System

Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Client and Asset Management System

Another winner, this time in the Driving Digital Government Local Government Category:

San Diego County Water Authority Dashboard of Key Indicators

And bringing the total number of DGAA awards won by California entities to 7, was the Driving Digital Government State Government Category:

California State Controllers’ Office - ByTheNumbers (BTN) Open Data Project

The full list of award winners can be found here.