Digital Counties Survey - First Place 2019

2019 Digital Counties award logo

 The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 17th annual 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 collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response recovery efforts.  

“Innovative counties across the U.S. are leveraging technology and data to complete unique projects that  better serve citizens, save taxpayer money and  portect citizen data,” said Teri Takai, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to make government work for the citizens and businesses they serve.”

“We applaud this year's Digital Counties Survey winners for maximizing the value of technology in serving our residents,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “Technology plays an important role in achieving healthy, safe and vibrant counties. The Digital Counties Survey demonstrates how we embrace cutting-edge approaches to strengthening our communities.” 


Winners were named in each of four population-based categories: 500,000 or more population category, 250,000-499,999 population category, 150,000-249,999 population category, and up to 150,000 population category. View all the winners and read more about Nevada County placing first at the Digital Communities website.
"Nevada County, Calif. (up to 150,000 population category): Nevada County’s submission mimics one equal to a larger county with more resources. A crowd-sourcing site for community input is an excellent example of ways to leverage technology to make the county more responsive to residents. In addition, the county developed a strong ICT strategic plan for 2017-2020."

Nevada County a Top Achiever

Over the past fourteen years that Nevada County has participated in the survey, we have placed in the top five positions every year and have taken first place four times. The results for our population category this year are:

Up to 150,000 Population Category

1st Nevada County, CA
2nd Montgomery County, VA
3rd Allegan County, MI
3rd County of York, VA
4th Albemarle County, VA
5th James City County, VA
6th Gloucester County, VA
7th Skagit County, WA
8th Rowan County, NC
9th Dodge County, WI
10th Franklin County, VA

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e. Republic, the nation's only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government education.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America's 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public's understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.