In its 16th year, Best of the Web (BOW) recognizes outstanding government portals and websites based on innovation, functionality and efficiency. The BOW first place winners are Arkansas (state), Seattle (city), and Stearns County, Minn. (county).
The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA) highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Forty-three awards in six categories were given this year.
"The goal of every government website is to provide online services and information to constituents," said Cathilea Robinett, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "However, this year's winners have taken the power of the Web to the next level -- combining clear communication, design aesthetic and easy navigation. Their foresight and leadership is creating unforeseen opportunities in government-to-citizen interaction and positioning the portal as a critical piece of public service delivery. The Center thanks them for their continuing innovation and congratulates them on their achievements!"
2011 BEST OF THE WEB AWARDS
State Portal Category:
1st Place: Arkansas
2nd Place: Utah
3rd Place: Indiana
4th Place: Rhode Island
5th Place: Texas
City Portal Category:
1st Place: City of Seattle, Wash.
2nd Place: Louisville Metro Government, Ky.
3rd Place: City of Arvada, Colo.
4th Place: City of Riverside, Calif.
5th Place: City of Danville, Va.
City of Fort Collins, Colo.
City of Mesa, Ariz.
City of Raleigh, N.C.
City of Richmond, Va.
City of Tampa, Fla.
County Portal Category:
1st Place: Stearns County, Minn.
2nd Place: Oakland County, Mich.
3rd Place: Miami-Dade County, Fla.
4th Place: Pinellas County, Fla.
5th Place: Roanoke County, Va.
Clark County, Nev.
County of Alameda, Calif.
Fairfax County, Va.
King County, Wash.
Monroe County, N.Y.
2011 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Air Resources Board Equipment Registration System (ARBER), CalEPA
Maine One-Stop Background Check
Online Assistance System for Insurer Submittals (OASIS), California
The Automated Collection Enhancement System (ACES), California
Utah Online Notary
Government-to-citizen City government category
CCMobile, Corpus Christi, Texas
Citizen Participation in City Government via Keyword Alerts, Georgetown, Texas
Mayor's Participation Action and Communication Team, Richmond, Va.
Richmond Grows Gardens Online Permit Application
Government-to-citizen County government category
eTownHall, Pinellas County, Fla.
Mobile Touch, Oakland County, Mich.
My Bexar Community Dashboard, Bexar County, Texas
My Waterworks Account Manager (MyWAM), Los Angeles County, Calif.
North Coastal and North Inland Region Video Interviewing, San Diego County, Calif.
Stearns County Sheriff Public Safety Services
BAAQMD Website, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Calif.
Government-to-citizen State and Federal government category
Arkansas.gov Mobile Portal and Online Services Suite
Benefits.gov, U.S. Department of Labor
Oregon Open Data (data.oregon.gov)
Utah Online Voter Registration
Crystal Cove EduGator, California
Serving Californians Wirelessly Through the m.ca.gov Website
Anonymous Wireless Address Matching for Travel Speeds, Houston TranStar
Boston Legislation Information Management System (LIMS)
California Courts Protective Order Registry
Clark County, NV Integrated Justice Information System (CC-IJIS)
Common Integrated Justice System (CIJS), Texas Conference of Urban Counties
GeoSpace - SOA Enabled Geospatial Infrastructure for Whole of Singapore Government
Portage County, OH Enterprise-Wide GIS
Salt Lake City, UT Police Records Collaboration
Government internal category
Centralized Transcription Services, California
Collaboration Breeds Success: California Web Refresh Effort
Data Center Consolidation and Relocation Project, California
HCDA Mobile Criminal History, Harris County, Texas
Snow Operations Map, Overland Park, Kan.
Employee Intranet Inside.Arvada.org, Arvada, Colo.
Green Output Online Project (GO-Online), California
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.