The Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) annually in the spring: March - April. All U.S. counties are invited to participate (consolidated county-city jurisdictions are invited to participate in the Digital Cities Survey in the summer). The awards are presented during NACO's annual conference each July.
County governments are using Information Technology with greater and greater savvy each year, according to the 2006 Digital Counties Survey, an annual study by the Center for Digital Government (Center) and the National Association of Counties (NACo). To recognize their hard work and innovation, the survey's top digital counties were honored at a national awards ceremony which coincided with NACo's national conference in Chicago, Illinois in August.
In April, all counties in the United States were invited to participate in the 2006 Digital Counties Survey. County officials responded to questions that included more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.
"In today's world, technology is essential for effective and efficient government," said NACo Executive Director Larry E. Naake. "County governments realize this and are using technology in new ways to improve the delivery of services to Americans. The Digital Counties Survey illustrates the innovation being pursued by counties across the country."
Center Executive Director, Cathilea Robinett adds, "Counties continue to strive for excellence in serving their citizens. Our Digital Counties Survey showcases those counties most committed to service and innovation. Congratulations to all the winners!"
500,000 or more population:
1st Orange County, Florida
2nd Fairfax County, Virginia (tie)
2nd King County, Washington (tie)
3rd Montgomery County, Maryland (tie)
3rd Tulsa County, Oklahoma (tie)
4th Oakland County, Michigan
5th San Diego County, California
6th Fulton County, Georgia
7th Sacramento County, California (tie)
7th Westchester County, New York (tie)
8th Anne Arundel County, Maryland
9th Snohomish County, Washington
10th Miami-Dade County, Florida
1st Richland County, South Carolina
2nd Prince William County, Virginia (tie)
2nd Washtenaw County, Michigan (tie)
3rd Dakota County, Minnesota (tie)
3rd Douglas County, Colorado (tie)
4th Loudoun County, Virginia
5th Marin County, California
6th Seminole County, Florida
7th Utah County, Utah
8th Dutchess County, New York
9th Howard County, Maryland (tie)
9th Placer County, California (tie)
10th Marion County, Florida
1st Roanoke County, Virginia
2nd Hamilton County, Indiana
3rd Merced County, California
4th Scott County, Iowa
5th Racine County, Wisconsin
6th Clermont County, Ohio
7th Horry County, South Carolina
8th Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (tie)
8th Frederick County, Maryland (tie)
9th Dona Ana County, New Mexico
10th Yuma County, Arizona
Less than 150,000 population:
1st Charles County, Maryland
2nd Nevada County, California
3rd Olmsted County, Minnesota
4th Boone County, Missouri
5th Napa County, California
6th Stearns County, Minnesota
7th Sutter County, California
8th Delaware County, Ohio
9th Albemarle County, Virginia
10th Randolph County, North Carolina
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