The Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey is conducted annually in the summer: July - August. All United States cities, towns, villages and consolidated city/county governments with populations of 30,000 or greater are invited to participate in this survey. The awards are presented concurrently with the NLC conference held each November.
The most technology-advanced cities in America have been named by the Center for Digital Government based on its 2006 Digital Cities Survey. The sixth annual study examines how city governments are utilizing digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.
"We were so happy to see the fantastic improvements and innovations made by cities from coast to coast," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director for the Center for Digital Government. "Each year, while conducting the Digital Cities Survey and other popular survey programs, we continually see America's state and local governments raising the bar and expanding their use of technology to serve citizens. We can't help but be inspired and impressed by the amazing strides made by this year's participating cities."
While the survey is open to all U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more, there are a handful of cities consistently at the front of the pack. Of note, Corpus Christi, TX has been in the top 10 since 2003 as has Madison, WI who each took top honors in their categories. In cities between 125,000 and 250,000 in population Alexandria, VA shares first place with Madison, WI after holding fourth place last year. Other top performers from the past include Roanoke who placed first in all but one year, Ogden, UT who held first in 2004 and Delray Beach, FL who took first place last year in their first year in the survey.
This year's Digital Cities Survey was sponsored by Hyland Software, developers of OnBase and CDW-G, both proud partners of state and local governments across America. Winners will be honored at a special awards ceremony conducted by the Center for Digital Government on December 7, 2006 in Reno, Nevada.
Below, you will find the top 10 cities from each population category.
250,000 or more population:
1st City of Corpus Christi, Texas
2nd City of Tampa, Fla.
3rd City of Tucson, Ariz.
4th City of Aurora, Colo.
5th City of Nashville, Tenn.
6th City of Colorado Springs, Colo.
7th City of San Diego, Calif.
8th City of Miami, Fla.
9th City of Mesa, Ariz. (tie)
9th Washington, D.C. (tie)
10th 10th City of Phoenix, Ariz. (tie)
10th 10th City of Riverside, Calif. (tie)
1st City of Alexandria, Va. (tie)
1st City of Madison, Wis. (tie)
2nd City of Lincoln, Neb.
3rd City of Richmond, Va.
4th Salt Lake City, Utah
5th City of Hampton, Va. (tie)
5th City of Hollywood, Fla. (tie)
5th City of Winston-Salem, N.C. (tie)
6th City of Lakewood, Colo.
7th City of Ontario, Calif.
8th City of Chesapeake, Va.
9th City of Durham, N.C.
10th City of Irving, Texas
1st Ogden City, Utah (tie)
1st City of Roanoke, Va. (tie)
2nd City of Independence, Mo.
3rd City of Orem, Utah (tie)
3rd City of Richardson, Texas (tie)
4th City of Olathe, Kan.
5th City of Westminster, Colo.
6th City of Arvada, Colo. (tie)
6th City of Pueblo, Colo. (tie)
7th City of Boulder, Colo.
8th City of Carrollton, Texas
9th City of Bellevue, Wash. (tie)
9th City of West Palm Beach, Fla. (tie)
10th City of Las Cruces, N.M.
1st City of Delray Beach, Fla.
2nd City of Manchester, Conn.
3rd City of Charlottesville, Va.
4th City of Medford, Ore.
5th City of Lynchburg, Va.
6th Town of Blacksburg, Va.
7th City of Redmond, Wash.
8th City of Boynton Beach, Fla.
9th City of Jupiter, Fla.
10th Town of Flower Mound, Texas
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