Digital Counties Survey - Second Place

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Survey Focuses

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 15th 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 even reduce carbon emissions. 

“Digital counties are leveraging technology to improve the ways they conduct business and engage with citizens in increasingly innovative and exciting ways,” said Todd Sander, executive director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their work to reduce costs, encourage citizen engagement, increase efficiencies and proactively address citizen expectations.”

“As technology continues to grow in all facets of our lives, county governments are adapting and innovating,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey spotlights how counties deploy technology to enhance services and benefit residents while being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.”


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 a Top Achiever

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

Up to 150,000 Population Category

1st Albemarle County, VA
2nd Nevada County, CA
3rd Allegan County, MI
4th Montgomery County, VA
5th Napa County, CA
5th Roanoke County, VA
6th York County, VA
7th Skagit County, WA
8th Summit County, UT
9th Rowan County, NC
10th Coconino County, AZ
10th Tompkins County, NY

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.