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Catawba County Receives 2013 First Place Digital Counties Award




August 5, 2013 By

Jeffrey Honeyman (L), representing sponsor Dell Corp., presents the plaque to County CIO Terry Bledsoe amid a gathering of county officials and staff.

Catawba County, N.C., on Monday received a 2013 first place Digital Counties Award from the Center for Digital Government, Digital Communities and the National Association of Counties.

Catawba County leveraged partnerships with school systems, local governments and the private sector to procure information technology, to construct a multi-jurisdictional business park and to recycle raw materials for energy production at the Regional EcoComplex. The complex is fully supported by ICT and includes a wireless mesh network that covers 100-plus acres.In addition, the county developed enterprise-level performance dashboards providing improved transparency and citizen engagement.

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Captions: From row starting with man in pink shirt (LtoR)  Steve Lackey, Programmer Analyst; Randy Isenhower, County Commissioner; Lee Yount Jr., Programmer Analyst; Michelle Williams, Software Specialist; Barbara Beatty, County Commission Vice-Chair; Jeffrey Honeyman, Dell Corporation; Terry Bledsoe, Chief Information Officer, Catawba County; Kitty Barnes, Chair, Catawba County Board of Commissioners; Dan Hunsucker, Board of Commissioners.

Middle row: Penny Tate, Software Systems Engineer; Savannah Glass, PC Specialist; Renee Hart, E-911 Coordinator; Greta Bumgarner, GIS Programmer Analyst; Valerie Jones, Application Development Administrator; Peggy Eades, Network Engineer; Stephanie Pannell, Senior Network Engineer; Mickey Lail, Network Engineer; Michelle Deese, GIS Administrator; Scott Irwin, Computer Specialist; Susan Lowman, PeopleSoft Application Administrator.

Back row (LtoR):  Tony Regan, IT Project Manager; Scot Rose, Network Engineer; Ray Lemmond, Programmer Analyst; Donnie Albert, Database Administrator; Jerry Boggs, Telecommunications Administrator; Norm Tipton, PC Specialist; Rich Little, Network Engineer; Matt Coffey, Network Engineer; Nha Nou Yang, Network Operation Administrator; Ralph Dell, GIS Applications Specialist; Denise Simmons, Applications Specialist.


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