Mono County named as a Digital Counties Survey winner
July 11, 2018
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 15th anniversary Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.
“Innovative counties are utilizing technology and data to better inform and protect themselves and their citizens, to save taxpayer money and to provide a better citizen experience,” said Teri Takai, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for all the efforts they are making to improve the lives of their residents and others.”
“Effective technology has proven to be a key tool for efficiency in many facets of county government,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “We applaud this year’s Digital Counties Survey winners for showcasing the value of innovation and adaptation. Their embrace of cutting-edge approaches has benefited residents while ensuring good stewardship of taxpayer resources.”
Mono County was presented with a 4th place award in the "Up to 150,000 Population Category," along with two other California counties (Nevada - who won the category, and Napa who finished 5th).
The CDG recognized Mono County for its commitment to broadband deployment, specifically with regard to smart transportation and more widely as a means to diversify the economic base for the region. The County's effort to improve government transparency and citizen engagement with the release of its new website last year and recent release of its Government Transparency Portal also drew attention.
"It is a great honor to be recognized as a national leader among so many other esteemed counties" said Nate Greenberg, Mono County's Director of Information Technology. "The IT Department is committed to improving access to resources such as broadband and citizen engagement tools, with the goal of better connecting our citizens and visitors to the services we provide. The award is truly earned by the entire department - without their hard work and dedication, we would not be where we are today."
Up to 150,000 Population Category winners
1st Nevada County, CA
2nd Albemarle County, VA
3rd Allegan County, MI
4th Mono County, CA
4th Montgomery County, VA
5th Napa County, CA
5th Roanoke County, VA
6th Franklin County, VA
6th York County, VA
7th Skagit County, WA
8th Summit County, UT
9th Chatham County, NC
10th Gloucester County, VA