The city of Roanoke has been ranked in the Center for Digital Government’s 2011 Digital Cities Survey for the 11th year in a row.
The city ranked eighth this year, for the second year in a row. Cities, towns, villages and city/county governments with populations of more than 30,000 are invited to participate in the survey from July to August each year.
Here’s the full news release from the city of Roanoke:
The Center for Digital Government has announced the results of its 2011 Digital Cities Survey and, for the 11th year in a row, has ranked the City of Roanoke as a leading digital city.
Conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology, the survey spotlights municipalities that best show how information and communication technology are used to enhance public service. Cities are selected in four different population categories, and picked from hundreds of municipalities taking part in the survey. This year, Roanoke was ranked 8th among the cities in the 75,000 to 124,999 population category.
In the past, the Digital Cities Survey has recognized Roanoke in this population category as follows: 2000-2003, first place; 2004, fifth place; 2005, first place; 2006, tied for first place with Ogden City, Utah; 2007, second place; 2008, first place; 2009, third place; and 2010, eighth place.
The survey is conducted annually in the summer from July to August, and U.S. 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 National League of Cities conference held each November.