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October 07, 2014 09:00 ET

2014 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards Announced by the Center for Digital Government

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2014) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government has announced the winners of the 2014 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards

In its 19th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance. This year's first-place BOW winners are the District of Columbia, taking first place for the third time since 2003; Oakland County, Mich., a first-place winner also in 2008; and the State of Hawaii, a first-time first-place winner in the state category.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Awards were presented in eight categories this year.

View the complete list of BOW finalists and DGAA awardees.

"Across the board, this year's Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Award winners and finalists have demonstrated how effective their portals and applications are," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "Elements such as upgraded eCommerce capability, mobile-first design, intuitive search, improved transparency and integration of social media provide citizens and businesses easier and better access to their government. Congratulations to the awardees for their impressive work to make government more open, responsive and mobile-friendly."

2014 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS
State Portal Category:
1st
State of Hawaii 
2nd State of Utah 
3rd State of Arkansas
4th State of Texas 
5th State of Maryland

Finalists:
State of Indiana
State of Kansas
State of Missouri
State of Nebraska
State of Oregon

County Portal Category:
1st
Oakland County, Mich. 
2nd Sacramento County, Calif. 
3rd King County, Wash. 
4th Wake County, N.C. 
5th Grand County, Colo.

Finalists:
Baltimore County, Mich.
Chesterfield County, Va.
Miami-Dade County, Fla.
Pinellas County, Fla.
Salt Lake County, Utah
County of San Diego, Calif.
County of San Mateo, Calif.

City Portal Category:
1st
District of Columbia 
2nd City of Los Angeles, Calif.
3rd City of Boulder, Colo.
4th City of Santa Barbara, Calif.
5th City of Riverside, Calif.

Finalists:
City and County of Denver, Colo.
City of Fort Collins, Colo.
City of Palo Alto, Calif.
City of Raleigh, N.C.
City of Sacramento, Calif.

About the Center for Digital Government  | www.centerdigitalgov.com

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.

The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation's only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. www.erepublic.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Patty Cota
    Director of Corporate Communications
    e.Republic | Center for Digital Government
    pcota@erepublic.com
    916-932-1300