September 24, 2013 By News Report
Lacakwanna County, Pa., received a national award recently for placing among the top counties in 2013's Digital Counties Survey -- its third consecutive year as a top-five finisher.
The annual survey -- which recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology -- chose winners that improved government services and efficiency in spite of tough fiscal barriers. The Digital Counties survey is a product of The Center for Digital Government, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and e.Republic’s Digital Communities Program.
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Photo Caption: Lackawanna County Department of Information Services accepts 2013 national IT award. Back row left to right, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; Richard Byron, Senior Programmer/Analyst; Fred Buttner, Project Manager; Sherry Nicolais, Secretary; Commissioner Jim Wansacz; Jeffrey Mando, Chief Information Officer; Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien; JoAnn Eltringham, Office Service Clerk; Joan Neville, Office Services Clerk; Anthony Walters, Webmaster; Eric Jordan, Officer Services Clerk; Matt Evans, Systems Support Specialist. Front row left to right, Robert Walsh, Systems Support Specialist; John Gable, Communications Technician; Mark Coleman, Network Cable Specialist; Colin Doherty, Network Administrator; Sandy Seymour, Systems Support Specialist; Leeann Yurkanin, Systems Support Specialist. Absent from photo are Ted Karampilas, System Administrator; Darryl Bickauskas, Network Administrator; Paul Wentovich, Network Cable Specialist; and Walter Youshock, Systems Support Specialist.