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In late July, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 15th Anniversary Digital Counties Survey. We are pleased to announce that Pitt County ranked #5 out of the top 10 in the country for the population category 150,000-249,999.
Mike Taylor, Deputy County Manager and Chief Information Officer for Pitt County, was present to receive the award presented during this year’s NACo conference, held on July 13-16 in Nashville, TN (Davidson County). Most recently, Taylor announced the award to the Pitt County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday, August 6. "Last year was our first year submitting for that, and we placed 9th." Taylor said in his remarks to the Board, "We took the lessons learned, we applied them, (re)submitted and were recognized as 5th in our population category." To view Taylor's full presentation to the board, CLICK HERE .
The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services, encourage open data, collaboration and shared services, enhance cybersecurity and contribute to disaster response and recovery efforts. The Survey is conducted annually in the spring (March-April), and spotlights how counties deploy technology to enhance services and benefit residents while being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources. All United States counties are invited to participate in the survey, the awards for which are presented during NACo’s annual conference each year. The top 10 counties in 5 different population categories are selected through an objective score-based review process.
“Effective technology has proven to be a key tool for efficiency in many facets of county government,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “We applaud this year’s Digital Counties Survey winners for showcasing the value of innovation and adaptation. Their embrace of cutting-edge approaches has benefited residents while ensuring good stewardship of taxpayer resources.”
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government. CDG is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
For more information on Pitt County's technology practices and Management information Systems (MIS) department, just visit their page by clicking HERE.
(PHOTO: Digital Counties Survey Award)