Arizona Cities Recognized as Digital Cities Survey Winners

Several Arizona cities were recognized as nationwide leaders for their use of digital technology.

At the annual National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition held in Nashville earlier this month, five Arizona cities were presented with the 2015 Digital Cities Survey Awards.

The City of Avondale, a first-place winner for the past three years, was recognized for its IT governance model, cloud-based disaster recovery and approach to cybersecurity. The Center for Digital Government recognized them for working with other local governments to participate in a transparency initiative that provides access to information for other cities within the state.

The City of Phoenix placed third in the 250,000 or more population category and the City of Scottsdale was recognized as placing seventh in the 125,000-249,999 population category.

Goodyear and Marana also both received recognition within their population categories.

The Center for Digital Government recognizes leading examples of cities using technologies to save taxpayer dollars by improving services and boosting efficiencies in the way of transparency and privacy (such as cyber security).

The survey focuses on 10 initiatives across four categories: citizen engagement, policy, operations, technology and data. Entries are reviewed and judged based on a set of criteria and how well the cities implemented these services.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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