The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 18th 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 open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts.
“Innovative counties are using technology and data to better serve their citizens, respond quickly to citizen needs around COVID-19, and support digital experience initiatives,” said Phil Bertolini, co-director, CDG. “The Center for Digital Government congratulates this year’s winners for their hard work and their efforts to use technology to make government better.”
“We applaud this year’s Digital Counties Survey winners for maximizing the benefits of technology in serving our residents, especially during a time when technology has become even more instrumental in connecting people and places,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “The Digital Counties Survey demonstrates how we embrace cutting-edge approaches to strengthening our communities, and achieving healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.”
Winners were named in each of five population-based categories: 1,000,000 or more population category, 500,000-999,999 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 third at the Digital Communities website.
Nevada County a Top Achiever
Over the past fifteen 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 County of Mono, Calif.
2nd Albemarle County, Va.
3rd County of Nevada, Calif.
4th Montgomery County, Va.
5th Coconino County, Ariz.
6th Dodge County, Wis.
7th County of York, Va.
8th Carver County, Minn.
9th Franklin County, Va.
10th Vilas County, Wis.
The Center for Digital Government 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 and education.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.