Roanoke County has won two awards for its website, in addition to the 2011 Governor’s Technology Award in the category “Online, Not In Line.”
The additional honors include a top spot in the 2011 Best of the Web awards competition and second place in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey.
Here is a portion of the news release from Roanoke County:
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors today recognized Roanoke County’s Communication and Information Technology team, which earned three prestigious awards in the past three months for the County’s newly redesigned interactive website launched last spring. Designed in concert with the government website experts at CivicPlus, a leading developer of community engagement platforms, the County’s website has received the 2011 Governor’s Technology Award, the 2011 Best of the Web Award and second place in the Center for Digital Government’s annual Digital Counties Survey…
The County earned a top spot in the 2011 Best of the Web awards competition, which judges state, county and city web portals throughout the United States. Best of the Web spotlights government websites that demonstrate the highest levels of innovation, functionality and efficiency. Websites are judged by a panel of experts in a wide range of categories including site accessibility, innovation, cost-savings, ease of use and exceptional service to the public. Best of the Web is a joint project between Government Technology magazine and the Center for Digital Government.
Roanoke County also tied for second place in the 2011 Digital Counties Survey, marking the eighth consecutive year the county has appeared in the Top Ten List of digital counties across the nation. The Digital Counties Survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program, in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo), to identify the best electronic practices among counties nationwide.
“We congratulate Roanoke County on winning these three prestigious awards,” said CivicPlus CEO Ward Morgan. “The more a local government can offer residents electronically, the easier they make it for people to access services and get the help or information they need. Roanoke County is setting a new standard that will impact what residents across the country will expect from county government in the future.”