For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2014
Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov
Governor McAuliffe Congratulates Nine Virginia Counties
~Successfully using technology to serve citizens garners national awards~
RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today congratulated nine Virginia counties that received top rankings in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey.
“These counties were recognized from among hundreds of counties that participated in the survey for successfully using technology for citizen engagement, policy, data and operations,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Technology presents significant opportunities for producing more efficient and effective services to citizens. It strengthens the Commonwealth and improves our prospects for economic development. I commend these local governments for their use of technology and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition.”
In the “Up to 150,000 population category,” Roanoke County received first-place honors for “projects around geographic information systems (GIS), radio and governance. The county’s GIS portal showcases mapping services spanning from property tax applications to voting maps and three-dimensional views of the land.”
Winners also included:
- Up to 150,000 population category: Albemarle, second; Gloucester, sixth; Franklin, seventh; and Montgomery, 10th. Virginia counties took half of the top honors in this category.
- 150,000-249,999 population: Arlington County, fourth place
- 250,000-499,999 population: Loudoun County, second place; and, Chesterfield County, seventh place
- 500,000 or more population: Fairfax County, third place
The survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo). Awards were announced this week at the 79th annual NACo conference in New Orleans.